Marzano’s Six steps to teaching academic vocabulary – to be added
Frayer model – to be added
Thanks to Esther Weichart for these resources
vocabulary.com – A great site for students to add and monitor word lists and academic terminology
Selecting academic vocabulary words worth learning
This article describes a new online tool for identifying and selecting appropriate academic vocabulary to focus on and teach.
This site allows you to see detailed information on the top 60,000 words (lemmas) of English, based on data from the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA).
You can see the overall frequency for each word, as well as the frequency of words in different kinds of English — spoken, fiction, magazines, newspapers, and academic writing. For each word you can also find the 20-30 most frequent collocates (nearby words) and see 200 or more concordance lines (words in context). You can also see a list of synonyms and (from WordNet) words with more specific and more general meanings, and in all of these cases you can click to see the entries for those related words as well.
Townsend, D & Kiernan, D 2015, ‘Selecting academic vocabulary words worth learning’,The Reading Teacher, July/August, pp. 113-117
Text project – this site offers access to open access resources including high quality students texts and teacher guides.
All of the resources are free to download.
Read works – an article a day! Articles are Lexile levelled and the site provides a wide range of resources including vocabulary lists and reading exercises.
Newsela – monitor student reading growth with levelled articles on current affairs and world events. Students can search for articles on a range of topics; sport, science, war and peace, kids, money, animals.