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Improving students’ vocabulary helps improve test scores.  The Common Core State Standards all for an instructional shift that emphasizes tier 2 words with more sophisticated multiple meaning vocabulary.  For INFOhio resources, you may need a user name and password.  You can request it through our automated system at  http://www.infohio.org/getpassword.
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8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language | Academic Vocabulary | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Todd Finley explains how academic language differs from social language and offers eight specific strategies for teaching the vocabulary that students require to succeed in the Common Core and on the SAT.
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Beginning Math Vocabulary

Beginning Math Vocabulary | Academic Vocabulary | Scoop.it
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This video in INFOhio's DVC collection presents vocabulary words used to describe quantities of objects and amounts of time.  Designed for elementary students, it also includes a teacher's guide.  You may a user name and password to access.

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This video in INFOhio's DVC collection presents vocabulary words used to describe quantities of objects and amounts of time.  Designed for elementary students, it also includes a teacher's guide.  You may a user name and password to access.

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A Few Words About Math and Science

A Few Words About Math and Science | Academic Vocabulary | Scoop.it
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The article from Educational Leadership presents information on teaching math and science vocabulary and includes effective vocabulary instruction techniques, including morphemes, repetition, and visual representations.  Found in Explora for Educators offered at no cost to Ohio educators through INFOhio.

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Academic Vocabulary (INFOhio on Pinterest)

Academic Vocabulary (INFOhio on Pinterest) | Academic Vocabulary | Scoop.it

Academic Vocabulary Pinterest Board from INFOhio

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Check out the Academic Vocaulary Pinterest Board from INFOhio.  It includes links to articles, websites, tools and more about academic vocabulary, Common Core and instructional strategies.

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Effective Academic Vocabulary Instruction in the Urban Middle School

Effective Academic Vocabulary Instruction in the Urban Middle School | Academic Vocabulary | Scoop.it
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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's insight:

The article from The Reading Teacher focuses on how reading teachers can give urban middle school students academic vocabulary instruction that prepares them to be able to read sophisticated texts in high school.   Found in Explora for Educators offered at no cost to Ohio educators through INFOhio.

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Common Core in ELA/ Literacy: Shift 6: Academic Vocabulary | EngageNY

Common Core in ELA/ Literacy: Shift 6: Academic Vocabulary | EngageNY | Academic Vocabulary | Scoop.it

Brief video from Engage NE that addresses the "tiers" of vocabulary)


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By unpacking Shift 6, the discussion addresses  the choices teachers need to make regarding the explicit teaching of “academic” vocabulary. 

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Cathie Cooper's curator insight, May 21, 2013 2:46 PM

This six minute video discusses the "tiers" of vocabulary and teaching "academic" vocabulary.

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Developing Students' Academic Vocabulary Helps Beat Achievement Gap

Developing Students' Academic Vocabulary Helps Beat Achievement Gap | Academic Vocabulary | Scoop.it
Blogger Ben Johnson shares strategies for developing students' academic vocabulary that help decrease the achievement gap.
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Short article about the importance of developing academic vocabulary.

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3 Simple Tools to Support the CCSS Academic Vocabulary Shift

3 Simple Tools to Support the CCSS Academic Vocabulary Shift | Academic Vocabulary | Scoop.it
The Common Core identifies six instructional shifts needed to effectively implement the standards in ELA/Literacy. Shift 6 suggests an instructional change in
the teaching of Academic Vocabulary. While there are many specific vocabulary standards in the K-12 Language strand, it's helpful and important to look at Academic Vocabulary from the big picture view known as Shift 6.
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Great tools to use to help with academic vocabulary

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8 Steps to Teaching Tier 2 Academic Vocabulary Words in Your Classroom

8 Steps to Teaching Tier 2 Academic Vocabulary Words in Your Classroom | Academic Vocabulary | Scoop.it
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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's insight:

Great ideas to get started on increasing the use of academic vocabulary in your classroom.

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Sue Garner Becker's curator insight, March 20, 12:03 PM

Great ideas to get started on increasing the use of academic vocabulary in your classroom.

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Six Steps to Better Vocabulary Instruction

Six Steps to Better Vocabulary Instruction | Academic Vocabulary | Scoop.it
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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's insight:

This article from Educational Leadership focuses on six steps to vocabulary development including providing a description of the new term, having students restate it in their own words, and having them construct a picture or symbolic representation of the term.  Found in Explora for Educators offered at no cost to Ohio educators through INFOhio.

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Common Core Symbaloo

Common Core Symbaloo | Academic Vocabulary | Scoop.it
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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's insight:

Check out this great collection of resources for the Common Core created by INFOhio.

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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's curator insight, July 15, 2014 10:45 PM

Check out this great collection of resources for the Common Core created by INFOhio.

INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's curator insight, July 15, 2014 10:46 PM

Check out this great collection of resources for the Common Core created by INFOhio.

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Academic Vocabulary Shift Kit | College of Education | Illinois State

Academic Vocabulary Shift Kit | College of Education | Illinois State | Academic Vocabulary | Scoop.it
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From Illinois State University, College of Education, the Academic Vocabulary Shift Kit includes background information, resources, articles and more to help with student achievement.

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Developing Academic Language: Got Words

Developing Academic Language:  Got Words | Academic Vocabulary | Scoop.it
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This article from The Reading Teacher focuses the tools for developing academic vocabulary and word knowledge in content areas. It also suggest that teachers be highly selective over which words they teach, provide multiple encounters with targeted words, and to provide students with the opportunity to extend their word knowledge. Found in Explora for Educators offered at no cost to Ohio educators through INFOhio.

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Web Tools for Shift 6 - Academic Vocabulary of the Common Core

Web Tools for Shift 6 - Academic Vocabulary of the Common Core | Academic Vocabulary | Scoop.it
“One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.” Evelyn Waugh In the Common Core  State Standards (CCSS)- Literacy there are six instructional s...

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Suggested digital tools that can help with vocabulary development.

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Cathie Cooper's curator insight, May 21, 2013 2:38 PM

Some web tools that can be used to address the CCSS for academic vocabulary.

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11 Tips on Teaching Common Core Critical Vocabulary

11 Tips on Teaching Common Core Critical Vocabulary | Academic Vocabulary | Scoop.it
INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's insight:

"Teaching vocabulary within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is an essential component of standards-based curriculum alignment. Making the critical words second nature to our students will enhance achievement on assessments and will be useful in college and career".

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