Whether you teach science, social studies or math, there¡¯s a special language that¡¯s unique to your discipline. To be fluent in that language, students need to know the domain-specific vocabulary that¡¯s encountered in the context of your subject. But they also need a solid ¡°broad¡± vocabulary — those core academic words — that allow them to read, write, listen and speak effectively.
That¡¯s why vocabulary instruction is in the critical path to building content knowledge and demonstrating proficiency in every subject.
Think about how students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in any given academic discipline. Proving their content knowledge and their skills means they¡¯ll be doing a lot of reading and writing.
Whether they¡¯re facing a summative assessment, standardized test, or performance task that you¡¯ve designed with your department, your students will likely:
All of these higher-order thinking skills depend on a robust vocabulary.
Let us teach the words so that you can focus on the curriculum. We make it easy to integrate vocabulary instruction into any subject.