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4 Keys To Developing Academic Vocabulary

4 Keys To Developing Academic Vocabulary | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it

In this post we present four key ways to support students in their academic language growth, so that they can more meaningfully engage with texts.

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3 Simple Tools to Support the CCSS Academic Vocabulary Shift

3 Simple Tools to Support the CCSS Academic Vocabulary Shift | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | 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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Unpacking the Common Core: Embracing the Academic Vocabulary Shift

Unpacking the Common Core: Embracing the Academic Vocabulary Shift | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it
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How-To Strategies for ENL Instruction : Teaching Vocabulary with Graphic Organizers

How-To Strategies for ENL Instruction : Teaching Vocabulary with Graphic Organizers | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it

The use of graphic organizers as a means to teach vocabulary is helpful in providing students with useful tools that encourage them to restate word meanings. Graphic organizers also help students demonstrate their knowledge of the word.

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Particularly helpful with academic vocabulary and teaching students with diverse needs.

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8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it
"Change your language and you change your thoughts." -- Karl Albrecht

Understanding Academic Language

Academic language is a meta-language that helps learners acquire the 50,000 words that they are
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11 Tips on Teaching Common Core Critical Vocabulary

11 Tips on Teaching Common Core Critical Vocabulary | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it

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. To process and store the academic vocabulary of the standards, our students’ brains require an efficient automatic memory system. This system, also called nonmotor procedural memory, stores information that is repeated, such as multiplication tables, song lyrics, words and definitions.

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Great tools to help with CCSS and vocabulary. 

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3 Digital Tools For Common Core Academic Vocabulary -

3 Digital Tools For Common Core Academic Vocabulary - | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it
3 Digital Tools For Common Core Academic Vocabulary by Susan Oxnevad first appeared on gettingsmart.com  The Common Core identifies six instructional shifts needed to effectively implement the standards…...
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5 Easy Content-Area Strategies for the Common Core

5 Easy Content-Area Strategies for the Common Core | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it

Lori Wilfong has worked as a literacy coach and a literacy specialist in rural and urbaln districts in Northeast Ohio. She is currently an Associate Professor in the department of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies at Kent State University at Stark where she teachers courses in literacy to both preservice and practicing teachers.

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Helpful video explains the importance of teaching Tier 2 vocabulary and gives a helpful example using geometry terms. 

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Are you Trans-Literate?-Education Closet

Are you Trans-Literate?-Education Closet | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it

If you explore the Common Core Standards in great detail, you’ll find some easy ways to begin this kind of high-level integration.  One of the ways that I find extremely helpful is through Common Vocabulary.  Each grade and area of Common Core has specific vocabulary that would show up on word walls, in texts and resources that also can apply in the arts classrooms – either with the same meaning or with a different intention.  This can be an easy way to begin thinking about integration, and it also is helpful to students as they see these critical terms being used in multiple settings throughout the school.

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Academic Vocabulary 101 (and 102 and 103)

Academic Vocabulary 101 (and 102 and 103) | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it
In this post, Kim reflects on the vocabulary development of her sons as they have participated in family read alouds of DIVERGENT. She encourages readers to rely on reading, writing, and talking rather than on workbooks to build vocabulary.
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Bottom line? Workbooks don't work!


"Why? Because in order to add new words to a child’s vocabulary, they need to experience language in a multitude of ways and encounter words on multiple occasions. The best way to do this is to immerse children in classrooms where language is celebrated through read aloud, independent reading, writing, and conversation. So if you are looking to improve students’ academic vocabularies, repeat after us: Read. Read. Read. Talk. Talk. Talk. Write. Write. Write."



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How Not to Implement the CCSS ELA & Literacy Standards: 10 Cautionary Thoughts for Secondary Teachers | Learning Unlimited | Research-based Literacy Strategies

How Not to Implement the CCSS ELA & Literacy Standards: 10 Cautionary Thoughts for Secondary Teachers | Learning Unlimited | Research-based Literacy Strategies | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it

With the emergence of the Common Core State Standards, secondary teachers are feeling the heat. For years, many teachers have relied on the English Department to teach anything that smacked of reading. Now, teaching reading and literacy skills are on every secondary teacher’s plate. With the Common Core Standards,every teacher in the building is responsible for literacy.


In a previous post for secondary teachers getting ready to face these challenges, I provided several great resources to get you started in the right direction.


Today I’ve simply compiled a list of 10 easy ways NOT to implement the ELA & literacy standards.

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Can't wait to see what TO DO. :)

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3 Simple Tools to Support the CCSS Academic Vocabulary Shift

3 Simple Tools to Support the CCSS Academic Vocabulary Shift | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | 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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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Teaching Vocabulary Today?

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Teaching Vocabulary Today? | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it

If you really want to dig deeper into vocabulary, try wordling significant text and defining the most frequently used words through multimedia. 

Learn more about  CCSS Shift #6 on EngageNY 

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A non-traditional way of having students work with vocabulary, images and related terms.

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ReadWorks Adds Vocabulary Lists to Accompany Common Core-aligned Reading Passages

ReadWorks Adds Vocabulary Lists to Accompany Common Core-aligned Reading Passages | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it

ReadWorks is a free service that has cataloged hundreds of lesson plans and nearly two thousand reading non-fiction and fiction passages aligned to Common Core standards. Vocabulary lists and lessons are the latest addition to ReadWorks. Now when you select a passage and a lesson in ReadWorks you can find a list of key vocabulary words to go with the passage. Click on a word in one of the vocabulary lists to find its definition and a list of sample uses of the word. At the bottom of the vocabulary list you will find PDF of practice exercises to give to students.


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Shanahan on Literacy: Academic Vocabulary

Shanahan on Literacy: Academic Vocabulary | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it

One notion of academic language was that it was any text language (formal book language versus informal oral language). A second conception also separates oral language and text language, but it also sets aside the specialized terminology that belongs to particular disciplines. In that view, words like rhombus and mytosis would be too specialized to deserve much instructional attention. A third conception is that academic vocabulary are the words used to teach and assess, and a fourth is the language that labels the essential content of the various disciplines.

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What's in a Word? On Vocabulary Instruction

What's in a Word? On Vocabulary Instruction | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it

As a middle school reading teacher, I constantly find myself thinking, “If my students knew the meaning of more words, they would be better readers.” I am not alone in this sentiment. Many teachers ask themselves and one another, “How can we help our students learn more words, increase their reading volume and improve their comprehension?” There are only 24 hours in a day and students get one to two hours of ELA instruction at best.

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How to help students work with and learn more Tier 2 vocab words.

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Research on Vocabulary Instruction and the Common Core

Research on Vocabulary Instruction and the Common Core | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it
Welcome to the blog of the International Reading Association Literacy Research Panel! The Panel looks forward to using this blog, and its archives, to connect with IRA members around literacy research relevant to policy and practice.
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Academic Vocabulary and the New Wave of Testing

Academic Vocabulary and the New Wave of Testing | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it

David Coleman, the current president of the College Board, has a particular take on academic vocabulary; and, if you want to better prepare your students for the new wave of standardized testing under the Common Core and the new SAT, you better get hip to it. As he told the New York Times, Coleman believes academic vocabulary is all around us, and he is out to rid the SAT of "words you will never use again" and plans to instead focus standardized testing on "more common words like synthesis, distill and transform, used in context as they will be in college and in life."

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Common Core poses big challenge for students, big opportunity for teachers

Common Core poses big challenge for students, big opportunity for teachers | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it

CORE’s second annual Common Core summer conference for 450 teachers and administrators in San Francisco this month concentrated on teaching academic language – the shorthand for becoming fluent in the vocabulary, compound sentences and thought processes demanded to analyze texts, form coherent questions, create logical arguments and collaborate on projects.

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IRA Resources and Annual Conference Session

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Join us on April 19, 2013 as David Coleman, Drs. Kenji Hakuta, P. David Pearson and David Francis, and key national and state leaders discuss the new Common Core-aligned assessments. More information about Institute 19 (preconvention IRA 2013) can be found here.

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Site also offers resources for students, teachers and other PD resources. Check out Exceptional Expressions for ways students can work with and substitute richer vocabulary for Tier 1 words. 

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Students Must Learn More Words, Say Studies

Students Must Learn More Words, Say Studies | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it

Children who enter kindergarten with a small vocabulary don't get taught enough words—particularly, sophisticated academic words—to close the gap, according to the latest in a series of studies by Michigan early-learning experts.


Ms. Neuman and Ms. Wright found limited vocabulary instruction across the board, but students in poverty—the ones prior research shows enter school knowing 10,000 fewer words than their peers from higher-income families—were the least likely to get instruction in academically challenging words.


The Michigan studies are "immensely valuable in calling attention to the problem, and to the way early-literacy instruction fails to overcome the verbal gaps between demographic groups," said E.D. Hirsch Jr., the founder of the Core Knowledge Foundation and a professor emeritus of education and humanities at the University of Virginia.


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The Eyes Have It: Vocabulary Instruction Through Images

The Eyes Have It: Vocabulary Instruction Through Images | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it
In this post, we examine an alternative to the traditional practice of asking students to build their word knowledge collectively as a class with little background knowledge.
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Burkins and Yaris suggest using images as a scaffold when searching for context clues for new words. Instead of "turn and talk" consider using images.

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A Digital Toolkit for the Common Core - Getting Smart by Guest Author -

A Digital Toolkit for the Common Core - Getting Smart by Guest Author - | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it

The new Common Core State Standards, which are being phased in by school districts in most states, are designed to reflect the skills and knowledge that will be most critical to success beyond high school. The benchmarks focus on developing skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening, language, and media and technology.


As these goals are incorporated into mainstream educational practices, teachers will need to stretch beyond proven lesson plans to develop learning environments and projects that meet the Common Core Standards and keep students motivated and focused. Ask any teacher and chances are he or she will tell you that successfully maintaining such a balance takes creativity and commitment.


The good news is that excellent Internet resources are available for teachers looking for new ideas to help them think outside the box. 

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Observing many educators using the same digital tools - teachers and students are quickly learning to share what's working in their classrooms.

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Building Vocabulary Crucial to Common-Core Success, New Research Says

Building Vocabulary Crucial to Common-Core Success, New Research Says | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it

In all the hubbub about the balance of fiction and nonfiction in the common core, you might well have been hearing less lately about its other expectations. One of those is a renewed focus on the teaching of vocabulary, especially academic vocabulary.

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A Wealth of Words by E. D. Hirsch, Jr., City Journal WInter 2013

A Wealth of Words by E. D. Hirsch, Jr., City Journal WInter 2013 | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it
The key to increasing upward mobility is expanding vocabulary.


There’s a positive correlation between a student’s vocabulary size in grade 12, the likelihood that she will graduate from college, and her future level of income. The reason is clear: vocabulary size is a convenient proxy for a whole range of educational attainments and abilities—not just skill in reading, writing, listening, and speaking but also general knowledge of science, history, and the arts. If we want to reduce economic inequality in America, a good place to start is the language-arts classroom.


The fastest way to gain a large vocabulary through schooling is to follow a systematic curriculum that presents new words in familiar contexts, thereby enabling the student to make correct meaning-guesses unconsciously. Spending large amounts of school time on individual word study is an inefficient and insufficient route to a bigger vocabulary. There are just too many words to be learned by 12th grade—between 25,000 and 60,000. A large vocabulary results not from memorizing word lists but from acquiring knowledge about the social and natural worlds.

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E.D. Hirsch offers three practical recommendations to improve students' vocabularies.

  1. better preschools
  2. classroom instruction based on domain immersion
  3. teaching a specific cumulative, coherent, curriculum sequence across grade levels (beginning with preschool)


He claims the last of these, and the most important, is most difficult to achieve.  Hirsch views the Common Core State Standards as the "ray of hope" to achieve improved student learning.

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