Unlocking CCSS Vocabulary Standards

using technology to enhance vocabulary instruction

What similarities do you see in these three video lessons?

Discuss the benefits of teaching academic vocabulary in context vs. in isolation. What kind of methods are you using to teach academic vocabulary in your class?

You Try It!

Read the article below about honey bees. Select five to eight words that you think might be important then choose one of the methods above to represent the words.

Picture this! Captioning photographs for deeper understanding

Choose one of the three pictures below and load it into pic collage or a white board app of your choice. Next, give the picture a caption that be represents how it connects to the word collaborate.

Apps for Vocabulary Instruction

Explore the apps below. Discuss which apps might be useful in your classroom. Are there other apps you are currently using that are effective for literacy and/or vocabulary instruction?