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Educators know there are student factors outside of school, such as home life and childhood experiences, that have a big influence on student success in school. New research has shown that one factor in particular—academic vocabulary—is one of the strongest indicators of how well students will learn subject area content when they come to school. Source: ASCD Website

Academic Vocabulary List - Curriculum Roadmap

Resources:
Vocabulary Worksheet-vocab template.pages
Jeopardy1Template.ppt - Use this template to create a jeopardy game for your whiteboard. Instructions are on the game.
Online Vocabulary Games
Building Academic Vocabulary - ASCD
A Six Step Process For Teaching Academic Vocabulary - Flash Video
Nine Essential Instructional Strategies
About Dr. Marzano
Marzano Research Labratory - A Website for Teachers
Building Academic Vocabulary - Moving at the Speed of Creativity Blog - Wesley Fryer
Resources from Oklahoma State Department of Education


Information and Background:
Dr. Marzano Videos - Learning Sciences International
Dr. Marzano's Webcast Series - Promethean Planet
iObservation YouTube Channel - Dr. Robert Marzano

Sustained Silent Reading:
Sustained Silent Reading - Wikipedia
According to advocates, SSR has been shown to lead to gains in several literacy domains, especially comprehension. Advocates also point out that students in SSR programs have more positive attitudes toward reading than students who do not participate in SSR programs. Source - Wikipedia

Books By Dr. Marzano:
Building Background Knowledge
Building Academic Vocabulary: Teachers Manual

Building Academic Vocabulary - Oklahoma Department of Education

Marzano's 6 Steps PowerPoint

Marzano's Health Word Lists
Health Word List
Health Word List Level 2
Health Word List Level 3
Health Word List Level 4



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