Team Vocabulary

Effective Vocabulary Instruction in all content areas

Goals: Collaboration focused on a scope and sequence of effective vocabulary instruction

"Vocabulary knowledge is the #1 predictor of long-term student achievement"- Louis Terman
  • Identify the essential content and academic terms students must know for courses.
  • Assist in vertical articulation- Introduction, Reinforcement, Mastery
  • Research best practices, models, and resources for planning for direct instruction of vocabulary

The Plan

1. Volunteers for Team Vocabulary- all departments with reps...

2. 6 ED Hours for one meeting this summer:


  • Firm up scope and sequence of vocab
  • Create toolkit for instruction


3. 15-16 school year: PD time focused on sharing out with colleagues content specific ideas for effective vocab instruction.