Building Academic Vocabulary

Building Vocabulary

Building Academic Vocabulary is a district-wide program. Based on work by Robert Marzano and Debra Pickering, this program gives a structured approach for helping students build background knowledge through direct vocabulary instruction with subject-specific terms. These are terms that are critical to students’ success in every academic area, not just for one particular assignment or unit. 

Teachers use a six-step process for direct instruction in vocabulary in each discipline. For a further explanation, please view the six-step presentation in the link below (2nd page).
Teachers developed our district lists, aligning them with the local curriculum and state standards. To see the lists, click a link below.