10 Dos & Don’ts For Teaching Vocabulary In Any Content Area

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10 Dos & Don’ts For Teaching Vocabulary In Any Content Area

by TeachThought Staff

With the Common Core adoption in the United States, teaching vocabulary is no longer strictly the domain of the English-Language Arts classroom.

While Robert Marzano has been promoting the instruction of academic vocabulary for years–and many school literacy plans have included reading and writing across the content areas for years–it is now a matter of standard and law. Which makes it kind of a big deal.

And while a small portion of non-ELA teachers may wonder (sometimes out loud) why they have to do “ELA teachers’ jobs and their jobs too,” this is a change that’s been a long time in coming. The above infographic from eyeoneducation.com offers up some simply tips in Dos-and-Don’ts format–brief enough to be practical, and simple enough for even the most novice teacher to use.

10 dos and donts for vocabulary instruction

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