Pre-Teach Only the Most Critical Vocabulary

Pre-Teach Only the Most Critical Vocabulary

Traditionally, publishers of textbooks have given a list of important vocabulary words at the beginning of a text to introduce to the students ahead of time. In the past, class time was used to pre-teach the words to students by looking words up in the dictionary and...
Build Incidental Vocabularies

Build Incidental Vocabularies

Focusing on core vocabulary is essential for student success. But the Common Core State Standards also outline expectations for addressing the unknown words students may “bump into” when reading (see CCR.L.4). I refer to this kind of vocabulary instruction...