Facebook Pixel

One investment to support long-term school improvementLearn more

Teaching Basic, Advanced, and Academic Vocabulary

A Comprehensive Framework for Elementary Instruction

By: Robert J. Marzano

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.

Availability: In stock
Publication date:
Format: Paperback, eBook
Only %1 left

Receive 20% off the eBook at checkout


Carefully curated clusters of tiered vocabulary for K–5 language and literacy development

Construct a strong foundation for literacy development and academic achievement. Based on a robust analysis of high-frequency words, Dr. Robert J. Marzano identifies more than 8,000 basic, advanced, and academic vocabulary terms for grades K–5. The terms are organized into 444 semantic clusters, which have been carefully curated to provide a rich semantic context for students and aid their learning.

  • Understand the importance of students having strong foundational vocabulary and its effect on academic achievement.
  • Learn the cluster approach to vocabulary instruction and how it helps students gradually learn the unique features of terms.
  • Gain 420 word clusters specific to basic (tier one) and advanced (tier two) terms, and obtain a diagnostic assessment tool to identify where students fall on the cluster continuum.
  • Discover how to utilize a six-step process when teaching academic (tier three) terms.
  • Ascertain the benefit of having a coordinated schoolwide plan for vocabulary instruction, including early literacy development.
  • Learn strategies for teaching students who require individualized assistance, such as students from poverty and English learners.
  • Access an online vocabulary tool, as well as a student notebook designed to help learners track their progress with semantic clusters.

Additional Information

Product Code: BKL050, EKL040

ISBN: 9781943360338

Page Count: 304

Teaching Basic, Advanced, and Academic Vocabulary knocks it out of the park! It contains research that will completely change the way you approach vocabulary instruction, differentiated strategies and games that support all learners, and absolutely incredible, user-friendly digital resources for fun and effective vocabulary lessons!”

Steven Miller, District Curriculum Specialist, Huntsville City Schools, Huntsville, Alabama

“I have enjoyed reading Teaching Basic, Advanced, and Academic Vocabulary. The science behind the prescribed methods for teaching these different types of vocabulary resonates with me. Teaching sight words to first graders always seemed like the words were randomly grouped even though we know the connections children make with words and ideas helps them to learn better. Teaching in clustered groups makes more sense. The book is arranged so that it can be used easily as a planning resource with the lesson instruction and clusters readily available. The routines are simple enough that students could work independently with purpose. I love that the students have the opportunity to reflect on their learning and collaborate with others to strengthen their knowledge. The list of vocabulary games offers enough variety that students will stay engaged. This is how vocabulary should be taught.”

Diane Marx, Third-Grade Teacher, Creeds Elementary School, Virginia Beach, Virginia; 2018 Virginia Reading Teacher of the Year