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Vocabulary Instruction for Middle/High School Students

Looking for ways to incorporate more vocabulary instruction into your middle school or high school classroom? This collection offers a list of resources, tools, videos, and more that can help you turn your students into lifelong wordnerds!
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Vocabulary Instruction for Middle/High School Students
  • The author says:
    ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals.
  • The author says:
    Summary: This 3-day activity reinforces what students have learned about animals. The activities focus on farm animals: cows, pigs, hens and ducks. Main Curriculum Tie: Science - KindergartenStandard 4 Objective 2 Describe the parts of living things. Supplemental Materials (pdf) Attachments Background For Teachers: Camp Paws and Claws is a three-part activity that reinforces what students have learned throughout the year about animals.
  • Betty Hsu says:
    This three-part blog series by Larry Ferlazzo, an award-winning English and Social Studies high school teacher, provides a concise summary of some of the best teacher-tested and teacher-approved instructional strategies for vocabulary development.
  • Betty Hsu says:
    This book, written by leading vocabulary experts, provides a thorough overview of the findings from decades of research around effective vocabulary instruction. It also offers many examples of what robust vocabulary instruction looks like in action and provides a menu of instructional activities and strategies to try in your classroom.