ED Tech: Academic Vocabulary Digital Helpers
Repeated research by Robert Marzano and others has shown that vocabulary instruction is most effective when it is learned in context and is intertwined with concept development in the early grades. High-quality vocabulary instruction is also deep and must involve the study of word structures and word parts to determine meaning. Students must be supported with many non-examples and examples of new words and how they can be used in order to develop rich vocabularies.
Of utmost importance instructionally is the teaching of Tier 2 academic language.Tier 2 words can be used across content areas and be used to help navigate complex text. The Internet has a wealth of tools and resources for supporting vocabulary instruction.
Digital tools allow students to:
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