By modeling the use of sophisticated words, educators can promote students’ vocabulary growth and word consciousness. In this article, the research support for this approach is explained, suggestions are provided for how teachers might accomplish this goal, and examples are shared from teachers who have done it successfully. Don’t miss the helpful list of sophisticated words for classroom routines, subject areas, etc. – a great resource!
This article supports educators in building a word-rich classroom, an important practice to support students' vocabulary knowledge.