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Last year we had Mark Fosseid of Marzano Research Associates, in for some high quality professional development on Academic Vocabulary Instruction. After two days, we had developed essential vocabulary words in science, K-5. See below:
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Vertical PLT's are also in the process of developing essential lists for Math, Language Arts and Social Studies. The way words end up on the list is based on a set of criteria recommend my Marzano & Associates. Vocabulary Notebooks are also in practice in all K-5 classrooms and is an academic accountability component of our School Improvement Plan (SIP).
Using "tights and looses" language, vocabulary notebooks are a tight, the physical way they look and kept are classroom looses...teachers and grade levels decide this piece. Teachers at our school mostly use two options for the notebook itself...a composition book or xerox templates.
Here is an example of pre-made templates from the Fresno Unified School District.
Here is a first grade example from Lake Myra last year, most teachers use composition books as we are "going green" schoolwide and reducing the amount of paper and xeroxes we use.
Other vocabulary resources: