Activity to complete at another time individually or with your PLC.

  • Individually or with a group, view the resources below
  • Implement a new strategy or use a new resource in your classroom.

Online Resources

Vocabulary Rubric- Academic Vocabulary Rubric: Use this tool to assist with your planning.

The rubric will help you to determine which words require instruction.

Reading Strategies

High School Strategies

Seven Literacy Strategies that Work

Strategies to Build Vocabulary (Appendix A) Word maps, word clouds Make flash cards & games Academic vocabulary games More games, including games using Latin & Greek roots Definitions, history and short essays on words Visual thesaurus


Book Resources

Beck, I.L., McKeown, M.G. & Kucan, L. (2002). Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction. New York: The Guilford Press.
Baumann, J.F. 7 Kame’enui, E.J. (2004). Vocabulary Instruction:Research to Practice. New York: The Guilford Press.
Graves, M.F. (2006). The Vocabulary Book: Learning and Instruction. New York: Teacher’s College Press.
Diamond, L. & Gutlohn (2006). Vocabulary Handbook. Berkley, CA: Consortium on Reading Excellence, Inc.
Hart, B., & Risley, T.R. (1995). Meaningful Differences in the EverydayExperience of Young American Children. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.
Heibert, E.H. & Kamil, M. (2005). Teaching and Learning Vocabulary: Bringing Scientific Research to Practice. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Marzano, R.J., & Pickering. D.J. (2005). Building Academic Vocabulary: Teacher’s Manual. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
Stahl, S.A. (1998). Vocabulary Development. Cambridge, MA: Brookline.
Stahl, S.A. & Kapinus, B. (2001). Word Power: What Every Educator Needsto Know About Teaching Vocabulary. Washington, DC: NEA

Chall, J.S. (1996). American reading achievement: Should we worry? Research in the Teaching of English, 30, 303-310.
Graves, M.F., editor. Essential Readings on Vocabulary Instruction. International Reading Association 2009.
Marzano, R.J., & Pickering, D.L. (2005) Building Academic Vocabulary: Teacher'sManual. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
"Common Core State Standards Initiative." National Governor's Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers, 2010. Web. 12 Jun 2012.

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