Looking for ways to teach academic vocabulary to your regular and ELL students? Check out Edutopia's article "8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language." Here's a sneak peak at one of the strategies:
5. Dynamically Introduce Academic VocabularyVocabAhead is a wonderful resource that could easily be used in conjunction with the strategies shared to BISD in our Vocabulary Magic training with Joanne Billingsley!
Repeated encounters with a word in various authentic contexts can help students internalize the definition. They also benefit when teachers make their first encounters with vocabulary sticky. Use the word in a funny or personal story. Show a short video from VocabAhead that features 300 SAT words and categorizes vocabulary by grade level.