Vocabulary and the Common Core

Author: David Liben

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Vocabulary research paper and 4 practice exercises for teachers, coaches, and school leaders to use in PD or self-teaching on vocabulary instruction with the Common Core. Practice selecting words for instruction using these exercises. Each exercise uses an exemplar text from Appendix B of the Common Core State Standards and includes an annotated answer key. Includes:

  • Explanation of the central role of vocabulary in the CCSS
  • Synthesis of a vast body of vocabulary research
  • Advice on applying findings in the classroom
  • Exercises to practice selecting words to teach
  • Informational and literary texts
  • Examples by grade band, 4-12

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