The Fundamentals of Academic Vocabulary: Essential Concepts for Middle School Students and Their Teachers

By Jennifer Wells Greene Last updated 2024/05/27
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In this International Dyslexia Association Perspectives article, author Jennifer Wells Greene defines academic vocabulary and discusses what makes it different from other types of vocabulary. The article outlines key priorities for word learning and provides several activities to promote vocabulary acquisition in the classroom.

Curriculum Connection

B2. Language Foundations for Reading and Writing
This article supports the teaching of academic language in the Junior and Intermediate grades. 
Grade(s): 6 7 8 9
Topic(s): Vocabulary

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  1. A plethora of strategies and activities for supporting vocabulary development. I think that different strategies will work better for different content areas and grades as well, so it is great to see how different strategies can be implemented – for instance, in science.

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