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Building Academic Vocabulary

How to increase vocab mastery?

Students who have poor academic vocabulary run the risk of falling further and further behind their peers. Rote memorization, a common strategy, has been found to be largely ineffective - what else works better? Here's a quick video review of Marzano and Pickering's 6 strategies from the ASCD book "Building Academic Vocabulary" which seeks to help teachers build students' academic vocabulary in effective ways.