Academic Vocabulary for Middle School Students: Research-Based Lists and Strategies for Key Content Areas

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Teach middle school students the academic vocabulary words they need to know to master the content in their textbooks. This book gives educators five extensive, research-based lists of vocabulary words frequently used in textbooks, plus guidance and activities to help them teach the words.Vocabulary knowledge plays a huge role in the academic success of middle school students. But which words do students need to know to master the content in their textbooks, and how can they be learned? This book has the practical answers educators need. Middle school teachers will get five extensive, research-based lists of academic vocabulary words most frequently used in student textbooks-the words kids need to know to increase their comprehension and succeed in school. Teachers will also get critical background information on the importance of academic vocabulary, guidance on testing word knowledge, and proven teaching strategies for weaving vocabulary instruction into their everyday lessons. A great resource for in-service professional development and preservice teacher preparation courses!HELP MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:Strengthen academic vocabulary knowledge in five key school subjectsMaster the content they need to know under the Common Core State StandardsUnderstand why the words they encounter in textbooks are importantImprove comprehension and eliminate roadblocks to understanding what they readIncrease school success (for all students, including English language learners and those with disabilities)PRACTICAL MATERIALS: Five research-based lists of hundreds of academic vocabulary words, each one devoted to a key content area. Plus helpful discussion questions and 15 detailed vocabulary instruction activities, including fix-ups for struggling readers and English language learners and extensions that build on the activities.Five essential middle school vocabulary lists on:English, grammar, and writingHealthMathematicsScienceSocial studies and history