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Vocabulary Instruction

Understandings About How We Learn Words

  • Our depth of word knowledge is determined by how we use words.

  • We need to have a reason to learn new words. Engagement matters. 

  • Words are concepts related to other words and can have multiple uses, which means that our knowledge of wards can deepen. 

  • We learn words both through intentional instruction and incidentally.

Vocabulary Instruction

  • Providing rich and varied language experiences

  • Fostering word consciousness

  • Teaching word-learning strategies

  • Teaching individual words