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Vocabulary Instruction


Over the course of this learning cycle, teachers will build an understanding of why vocabulary instruction is critical for our students and how to align their planning and practice research-based principles for implicit vocabulary instruction, explicit vocabulary instruction, text sets, and for reinforcing and extending vocabulary.

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Cycle Components

In this cycle, teachers will have opportunities to experience vocabulary instruction through the lens of students and consider the impact. Teachers will examine vocabulary instruction from CKLA (K-2, 3-5), EL Education (6-8), or EngageNY (9-12) in order to build a vision of excellence, consider design principles, and consider potential adaptations. For each grade band, you will find a set of resources linked below that include a Session Overview and the Session Materials.


Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12

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