LA 3.6 Building Strategies and Techniques for Developing Academic Language

Learning How to Help Students Acquire English Academic Vocabulary


Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

Employ a variety of strategies, materials and resources in standards-based ESL and content instruction.

Assessment: 25 pts.

TA: 30 Minutes

Teachers can adopt strategies from a variety of sources to enable students to build a stronger academic vocabulary as they participate in learning activities.

Students have participated and learned about academic vocabulary and text modification. Now they will read a summary explaining daily structures teachers can use to build English academic vocabulary in their students.


1. As a group, read the article by Kate Kinsella about strategies for building academic vocabulary in reading and writing.

2. Write answers to these questions as you read:

3. Together, create a sentence frame that would be appropriate to use in your content area(s). Consider how to make them a part of your regular teaching regimen.

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