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16 resources with the keyterm academic language

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Create a Community that Promotes Academic Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Set your elementary, middle, and high schoolers up for success by implementing a variety of strategies to build academic language.
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Academic Language

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
College-level writers learn the importance of using academic language in their papers and essays. Assessing the audience is an important aspect of choosing the language with which one writes. Review these 10 slides to make sure each...
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Go Free or Die: Figurative Language

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Figures of speech, sensory details, and academic language are all targeted while reading Chapter Two of J. Ferris’ Go Free or Die. First, learners engage in an exercise to practice describing with detail. Then, partners use a chart to...
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Daily Academic Language Development

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Five minute mini-lessons designed to expose learners to high-frequency academic language.
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Using Compare and Contrast Key Words

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Compare and contrast while challenging your class with this higher-level thinking and reading comprehension lesson. After observing the teacher model comparing and contrasting bats and birds, learners read passages about two towns. They...
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Geo Jammin' By Design - Day 7, Lesson 38: Kool Cups

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Create geometric cups by interpreting directions, informational text, and mathematical concepts. Critical thinkers apply geometric theory (congruent shapes, patterns, symmetry) to actual directions to create a cup that holds Kool Aid....
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Science Vocabulary game

For Teachers 4th
Play a memory game with science vocabulary words to prepare for an upcoming test! Build  both understanding and retention of new vocabulary words by setting up a matching game for your learners to play in small groups of three to five....
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Vocabulary Diagram

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Use graphic organizers to fully understand vocabulary words with learners. They choose words they are unfamiliar with and write them on an organizer. Then, they research the word for the antonym and synonym. Next, they draw a pictorial...
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Playing Vocabulary Basketball

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners view a slide show featuring famous athletes and educational institutions that have played a part in the history of basketball. They participate in a game in which a basketball is tossed from person to person as facts and...
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How to Respond to Other's Comments or Ideas

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Help your pupils respond to one another during a class discussion by providing some sentence starters. The handout includes a list of starters that will aid students as they agree with, comment on, disagree with, and add to the ideas of...
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Learn Words About a New Subject

For Teachers K - 8th
Increase academic vocabulary and practice test-taking skills by reading words in context. Elementary schoolers discuss how to approach domain-specific vocabulary as it relates to new subjects. They work with the words classify,...
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Cartoon Vocabulary

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Third and fourth graders complete a vocabulary log which includes a definition, and a sentence that demonstrates the meaning of the word. Then make an illustration that represents the definition of the word. The trick is that they may...
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Hide and Seek Vocabulary!

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders practice word recognition and vocabulary building. They find word cards in the classroom. Then they practice reading the words and using them in sentences. Additional practice is gained by writing the words and using them...
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For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders classify vocabulary words by category. Through matching and classification activities, 4th graders sort words pertaining to trees and forest habitats into appropriate categories. They discuss how vocabulary practice can...
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For Teachers 3rd - 6th
This lesson leaves a lot to the imagination, so think twice before clicking go. Your class can choose and animal to research on the Internet. They use three informational articles to gather information, identify important details,...
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American Revolution Vocabulary Cartoons (art)

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discuss cartoons. In this art lesson, 5th graders make their own cartoon using vocabulary words from the American Revolution.