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This video clip provides four evidence-based practices on how to teach English learners in grades K-8 academic vocabulary. Drawing from the IES Practice Guide published in 2014 Teaching Academic Content and Literacy in Elementary and Middle School, the REL Northwest has developed a short video clip demonstrating how these practices can be carried out in the classroom.
The four practices recommended include:
- Choose a brief, engaging piece of informational text that includes academic vocabulary as a platform for intensive academic vocabulary instruction.
- Choose a small set of academic vocabulary for in-depth instruction.
- Teach academic vocabulary in-depth using multiple modalities (writing, speaking, listening).
- Teach word-learning strategies to help students independently figure out the meanings of words.
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