Robust Vocabulary Instruction

This demonstration video shows a teacher using robust vocabulary instruction. This introductory vocabulary instruction is done after reading the text. For each word, the teacher goes through a four step process: provide the context in which the word appeared in the text, provide a student-friendly definition, provide additional context outside of the text for the word, and provide opportunities for the student to interact with the word. After this introduction of the words, the teacher will then provide opportunities throughout the week for students to continue to interact with the words.

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Content Area

  • NVACS English Language Arts

Resource Type(s)

  • Lesson Plan
  • Miscellaneous


  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • 9th Grade
  • 10th Grade
  • 11th Grade
  • 12th Grade


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Standard(s)/Course Objective(s)

  • RF.5.3a - Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.
  • L.5.6 - Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition).
  • L.7.3a - Choose language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, recognizing and eliminating wordiness and redundancy.
  • L.7.6 - Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
  • L.8.4 - Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

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