Building Academic Vocabulary and Deep Comprehension, Grades.K-5

Grad Credits: 3    Term End Date: Aug 20, 2021


What is one of the most critical indicators of students’ success in school, in life and standardized tests? A student’s expansiveness of vocabulary, coupled with their ability to leverage it in enhancing their reading, speaking, listening, and writing abilities. In order to be College and Career ready, students must have a rich and varied vocabulary that can help them understand what is being said to them and what they read on a daily basis. The key to students' vocabulary development is building rich and flexible word knowledge. As teachers, we know that the task of expanding student word knowledge is huge. So in this course, we will look to identify ways to expand student vocabulary knowledge and usage within the content area classroom in grades K-5. This interactive course is designed for job-embedded learning and practical classroom application using our virtual lesson study process. This course has been divided into six modules: 1. What is Academic Vocabulary? 2. Text-Dependent Questions - Connecting to Vocabulary 3. Morphology, Affixes & Root Words 4. Effective Vocabulary Instruction for the Long-Term 5. Language Building for Diverse Learners 6. Developing Content Vocabulary and Reading Skills

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K-5, 6-8, 9-12, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Domain 1: Planning and Preparation, Domain 2: Classroom Environment, Domain 3: Instruction, Domain 4: Professional Responsibilities, Technology Integration, English Language Learners (ELLs), Pedagogy, Social Studies, (NP) No Participant Guide, Fast Track Courses, Mini-Courses, Strategies for Special Populations, PK-2, Admin Leadership Development, Teacher Leadership Development, Active Teaching & Learning Strategies, Supportive Learning Environments, Data-Driven Instructional Practices, Community & Family Support for Learning, Teacher Induction,