#EdTech Academic Vocabulary

1:1, BYOD, etc... it's still all about learning!

Building Academic Vocabulary

Marzano Based Grade Level Academic Vocabulary List - xls

Traditional Marzano based Academic Vocabulary Template

Where to start

Need a Google Account

Since Oct 12th - Google requires all collaborators of a Google Doc, Spreadsheet, Presentation, etc to have an account. If you do not have one, you will be prompted to create a free account when you click the "edit" button. Please indulge me and sign up for one for the purposes of this exercise. I promise it will not hurt... much! :/


General Academic Vocabulary Worksheet

Use the Google Doc linked below to collect ideas and resources to use with each of the 6 steps for teaching academic vocabulary.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N26UOYzdex-mnX8Md7_Ux6qpai5fcB9Ua7kIk7Q2Ddg/edit?usp=sharing




iPad Academic Vocabulary Worksheet

Use the Google Doc linked below to collect ideas and resources to use with each of the 6 steps for teaching academic vocabulary using iPads.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LgrjYy-cvuKh8ESKF7NyRTGERFXSZfcktZGz9CAQmXg/edit?usp=sharing




BYOD Academic Vocabulary Worksheet

Use the Google Doc linked below to collect ideas and resources to use with each of the 6 steps for teaching academic vocabulary in a BYOD environment.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tS_N9AAgXrCamzcy1eGb5j4SobUbPbN7lQ2LPh7DBck/edit?usp=sharing

iOS7 iPad friendly Academic Vocabulary Templates

Common Food For Thought

The Common Core requires the teaching of Academic Vocabulary They break it up into 3 Tiers as described below:




Tier 1 words: These words are basic vocabulary or the more common words most children will know. They include high-frequency words and usually are not multiple meaning words.


Tier 2 words: Less familiar, yet useful vocabulary found in written text and shared between the teacher and student in conversation. The Common Core State Standards refers to these as “general academic words.” Sometimes they are referred to as “rich vocabulary.” These words are more precise or subtle forms of familiar words and include multiple meaning words. Instead of walk for example, saunter could be used. These words are found across a variety of domains.


Tier 3 words: CCSS refers to these words as “domain specific;” they are critical to understanding the concepts of the content taught in schools. Generally, they have low frequency use and are limited to specific knowledge domains. Examples would include words such as isotope, peninsula, refinery. They are best learned when teaching specific content lessons, and tend to be more common in informational text.