Academic Vocabulary Development Curriculum and Instruction
Academic Vocabulary Development
Curriculum and Instruction
Close Reading and Essay Writing Vocabulary
for Grades 6-12
with Technology Integration when Available
This curriculum is designed to incorporate vocabulary development into your instruction easily and for use with many different standards, goals and objectives in your school district. There are several different lessons that vary from independent and small group work to full class discussion. While this curriculum features close reading and essay writing academic vocabulary words, you can easily use the vocabulary lessons incorporated into this curriculum on any group of words you are trying to teach to adolescents and teens.
*List of Academic Words Students need to close read and write expository text
*5 Complete lessons using the academic vocabulary words listed
*2 practice sheets with answers
*Hyperlink to video to use for teaching
If you’re looking for a great way to integrate vocabulary into teaching expository text, this is it. Students will better understand reading and writing text, and locating textual evidence to make their learning real to them.
The Common Core State Standards require teaching Argumentative Essay writing. Here you can find your complete curriculum designed for secondary schools. Lesson planning is all done with this product. Included are:
- Daily Lessons
- 3-4 week complete curriculum
- Vocabulary lessons
- Vocabulary test
- Work sheets
- Pre-writing activities
- Revision activities
- Reciprocal teaching
- Sample essay
Easy to use and incorporate into your daily plans and ready to go. Download now and save hours of planning.
Argumentative Essay — Complete Curriculum
Complete plan and implementation (curriculum) for the teaching of Argumentative Essays to students in grades 5-9. The objectives are taken straight from the Common Core State Standards, and this plan is written to directly address the objectives stated
Argumentative Essay Writing Vocabulary – Classroom Ready
Included in this classroom ready presentation is the most used academic vocabulary for argumentative essay writing.
Close Reading Presentation — Classroom Ready
Close reading is vital to reading comprehension. This PowerPoint presentation encompasses many of the strategies needed to teach close reading strategies to students from grades 6-12. It is classroom ready, and coupled with Cornell Notes can be an effective introduction to Close Reading. Detailed annotating strategies are included in this close reading classroom ready presentation. As part of the Common Core Standards, close reading is important for all areas of student academic life. It is used in almost every core class as well as encore classes. Download now for free!
Sentence Structure Types Lesson Plan
A complete lesson (mini-unit), which includes how to teach simple, compound, complex and compound-complex sentence structures. Teaching the types of sentences can be difficult but this lesson simplifies and scaffolds the approach to a more manageable lesson by incorporating a real world assignment. Designed for grades 7-9, you could easily adapt to include 5th and 6th graders.
Common core standards covered: L.7.1, L.7.2 and W.7.1
3 +/- hours of classroom lessons
Sentence Structures Made Easy Presentation
If your students struggle with the different types of sentences, this is a great classroom ready presentation. It explains the difference between an independent clause and a dependent clause. This presentation walks students through what a simple, compound and complex sentences are and how to construct one. Also included, are the basic parts of speech with examples.