• For Teachers


     

    Department Heads and Content Area Teachers

    Introduction

    Your role is to create a list of terms that correspond to key concepts in any given subject area that is part of your department. Please see Chapter 2 in Building Academic Vocabulary, Teacher's Manual for a thorough description of this process.

    The concept of academic vocabulary

    Getting Started

     

    Foreign Language Teachers

    Introduction

    Your role is to prepare students to create tutorials that will teach important concepts essential to the understanding of a core subject area. The preparation process is two-fold. First, students will need to understand how to create the tutorials using the preferred technological delivery system (podcast, powerpoint, videocast, etc.). Second, students will need access to information about the terms they are to define in the target language as well as a number of resources to assist them in this process.

    The concept of academic vocabulary

    Getting Started

     The Technological Skills

    Practice: Self Introduction in the Target Language

    Self Introduction Rubric

    Self Introduction Gradesheet

    Creation of the Vocabulary Tutorials

    Vocabulary Tutorial Rubric

    Vocabulary Tutorial Gradesheet

     

    ESL Language Teachers

    Introduction

    Your role is to assist foreign language students by providing native speakers to assist in the creation and revision of tutorials. This is a great way to involve the community in the project as you seek native speakers both student and adult.

     

    Resources

    Marzano, R. & Pickering, D. Building Academic Vocabulary. ASCD,

          2005.

    Marzano, R. Building background knowledge for academic  

         achievement: Research on what works in schools. ASCD, 2004.

Last Modified on October 23, 2008