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Literacy Success Virtual Institute: The Critical Role of Basic Vocabulary Instruction

Virtual Event | September 2, 2020
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Literacy Success Virtual Institute: The Critical Role of Basic Vocabulary Instruction

The Literacy Success Virtual Institute is a new way to attend a Marzano Resources event in real time. Live-stream this Marzano Resources Institute directly to your personal device to view sessions with Robert J. Marzano and participate in a live Q&A session—packed with the same powerful strategies and tools you would receive by attending in person.

The recent dramatic changes to the world of K–12 education have made it difficult to travel for professional development. To help educators continue their learning and ensure the well-being of teachers and students alike, Marzano Resources has created this new Literacy Success Virtual Institute for Travel-Free PD.

In a world of interrupted learning and uncertainty about the future, educators are looking to maximize their efforts to ensure that students don’t fall behind. Research has shown that direct vocabulary instruction is one of the most effective strategies for increasing student literacy achievement. Join us at the Literacy Success Virtual Institute to learn practical actions you can take now to leverage this powerful tool.

Led by Robert J. Marzano, this event offers targeted virtual sessions that detail how to create and implement classroom, school, and districtwide programs of intentional, systematic vocabulary instruction. Teachers, leaders, and teams will learn together how to assess vocabulary knowledge, place students on a continuum of learning, and implement a cluster approach to vocabulary instruction.

  • Understand the importance of vocabulary knowledge to reading and general literacy development.
  • Explore three tiers of vocabulary terms: basic, advanced, and academic.
  • Learn how to identify appropriate terms to directly teach to specific groups of students.
  • Discover research on how vocabulary terms and other information is stored in the brain.
  • Translate research into practical strategies for instruction.
  • Acquire tools and resources to use with small groups or individual students.
  • Use assessment data to determine which students are ready to move on to more advanced terms.

Attendees will receive a digital copy of Teaching Basic, Advanced, and Academic Vocabulary by Robert J. Marzano.

Participants will receive 30-day access to event recordings.

Agenda coming soon

Day 1

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Vocabulary and Literacy Development: You Can’t Have One Without the Other

12:00–12:15 p.m.


12:15 p.m.–12:45 p.m.

Using the Cluster Approach to Vocabulary Instruction

12:45 p.m.–1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Assessing Vocabulary Knowledge and Placing Students on the Continuum

1:30–1:45 p.m.


1:45 p.m.–2:15 p.m.

Addressing Advanced Terms and Moving Students Into More Complex Clusters

2:15–2:30 p.m.


2:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Supplemental Resources for Vocabulary Instruction

3:00–3:15 p.m.


3:15 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Question & Answer Session

Presenters are subject to change.

Participation Information

You will receive a certificate of participation after completing each session.

Additional Information

Product code: CFH295

Included with your registration

Teaching Basic, Advanced, and Academic Vocabulary

Teaching Basic, Advanced, and Academic Vocabulary

Dr. Robert J. Marzano identifies more than 8,000 vocabulary terms, organizing them into 444 semantic clusters. This resourceful word list is geared to help students learn a tiered vocabulary and close the achievement gap in education.