Professional Development

Vocabulary instruction must be guided by an understanding of what words are important to teach and the depth of breadth of that instruction. Certain words are more important than others in spoken and written language. Some vocabulary words require extended instruction while others do not. Understanding how to teach vocabulary words that provide access to many other words is important for English Learners who are acquiring language.
● Learning Objectives
o Deepen knowledge of explicit vocabulary instruction
o Learn strategies to increase English Learners’ vocabularies
o Advance understanding of vocabulary word learning strategies
o Review ways to provide opportunities for students to practice vocabulary word learning strategies
o Identify vocabulary strategies to incorporate into daily instruction