- Introduces strategies that help students learn the language of the classroom
- Provides practice with need-to-know academic vocabulary used in all learning areas
- Improves students’ ability to understand and follow directions
- All reading passages are Lexile levelled
In order for students to learn effectively and acquire new knowledge, they must be able to understand what they read, hear and are asked to do in the classroom. Although students may have a good grasp of vocabulary and language in conversational use, they may show difficulty understanding that vocabulary when used in the classroom context.
Academic vocabulary is the language of the classroom. It includes academic language – the specific words and phrases students encounter in the classroom – as well as the grammar and language that guide classroom discussions. Know the Lingo!
provides definitions and practice opportunities for specific instructional verbs so students can comprehend and follow directions with greater understanding and accuracy. Teachers are also given strategies that will help them teach academic vocabulary to diverse learners.