Words Open Worlds: Building a Comprehensive K–12 Vocabulary Program
April 26, 2012 | Tampa, Fla.
Schools and districts can and must make direct vocabulary instruction an essential component of their K–12 curriculum. For many students, especially those with special learning needs (e.g., those who are learning English as a second language or those who come from impoverished backgrounds), vocabulary is the root cause of their academic struggles. Thanks to Robert Marzano’s series of works on vocabulary development that has spanned almost three decades, there is no longer an excuse for any student to leave school lacking a general knowledge of the basic general terms, the advanced general terms, and the academic terms necessary for success in U.S. society.
In this session, participants will
- Discover how to help students who struggle academically to become more confident and successful learners.
- Be introduced to and have opportunities to practice Marzano’s semantic cluster approach to teaching general vocabulary.
- Be introduced to and have opportunities to practice Marzano’s six-step instructional model for teaching academic vocabulary.
Institute Staff: Judi Herm, Education Consultant, Denver, Colo.
Registration Fee: $249 (ASCD members), $313 (Nonmembers)
Materials Fee: $44 for Building Academic Vocabulary: Teacher’s Manual and Teaching Basic and Advanced Vocabulary: A Framework for Direct Instruction
Registration Code: PD12GD042