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Teaching Basic, Advanced, and Academic Vocabulary to Secondary Students

Presenters: Mike Ruyle

Participants will learn how to construct a strong foundation for literacy development and academic achievement through direct vocabulary instruction.

Teaching Basic, Advanced, and Academic Vocabulary to Secondary Students

Support student learning and academic achievement through direct vocabulary instruction. Specifically designed for school leaders and teachers of grades 6–12, this workshop explores Dr. Robert J. Marzano’s analysis of more than 8,000 terms, which he has organized into semantic clusters. Participants also receive comprehensive academic vocabulary lists for ELA, math, science, and social studies and learn how to design a schoolwide plan for comprehensive vocabulary instruction.


Additional Information

Product Code: SIG074

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore Robert J. Marzano’s analysis of over 8,000 vocabulary terms for grades K–5.
  • Understand how the cluster approach to vocabulary instruction helps students gradually learn the unique features of terms.
  • Gain word clusters specific to basic (tier one), advanced (tier two), and academic (tier three) terms.
  • Learn how to design a schoolwide plan for comprehensive vocabulary instruction.

Recommended Participants

Teachers and school leaders

Time Frame

  • 1–2 days

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