The Urgency of Academic Language

Vocabulary Instruction and much more for Grades 3 to 8

In order for students to master new vocabulary, the words need to be usable, transferable, and personal. Students need to have repeated exposure and opportunities to read, write, listen to, and speak new words. How do teachers choose the appropriate words for vocabulary instruction? Plus, how does vocabulary instruction fit into an already packed schedule?


Join Julie Monetta at the Southern Indiana Education Center to explore solutions to these dilemmas. Julie will also share methods that are not only kid- and teacher-friendly, but will also help vocabulary "stick." Participants should expect the following:

  • A better understanding of specific vocabulary words to focus on with a class

  • Ideas of how to help students learn how to master new vocabulary words

  • Suggestions on how to differentiate and meet specific needs within a class, including high ability students, English Language Learners, and those with IEPs

Please join us for a helpful and interactive day for grade 3-8 teachers of ALL content areas!

Julie Monetta

Julie is a certified Literacy Specialist with many years experience teaching students of all ages, from early elementary to college. She reinforces content literacy at all levels and provides important help to support struggling readers through diagnosis and prescription. She has also been a national trainer since 2006, providing training and support to teachers across the country. With a strong background in supporting ELLs, her goal is empowering teachers and students in authentic teaching and learning.

Tuesday, Oct. 3rd, 9am-3pm

Southern Indiana Education Center 1102 Tree Lane Drive, Jasper 47546

*This workshop is for ALL teachers in grades 3-8 and will take place at the SIEC office.

*Workshop times are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)

*Lunch is included in the registration.

*Each participant will receive a certificate for 6 Professional Growth Points.

*All participants should bring a laptop to use during the session.

*Registration fee is $75 per person for ESC members and $105 per person for nonmembers.

*See registration link below.