Building Science Vocabulary to Build Academic Success
Submitted by Kathy_Tracey on December 11, 2016 - 4:44pm
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Academic Vocabulary is defined as words specifically used in academic dialogue and text but are not encountered in informal conversations. It is the language of academic success. As we prepare our students for achievement in the Science content area, either to pass their High School Equivalency Test and / or to enter a science based career, we need to provide direct instruction in vocabulary. While, the paper, Academic Language: From Theory to Practice, focuses on building academic vocabulary in elementary education, many of the strategies can be used with adults.
- What strategies can we adapt in our classrooms?
- What difficulties do you have teaching students academic vocabulary in the Science content area?