The ExCELL showed significant results for all students in participating classrooms, not just ELLsCan be used with all mainstream and bilingual teachers in grades 6-12Helps ELLs learn and use content-specific vocabulary and technical terms

Vocabulary Development: Selecting for High-Impact Usage and Comprehension

3 Vocabulary development: Selecting for high-impact usage and comprehension

“Wow, look at all those words, Mister. So much. Do we have to know them all?”

—Evelina, second year in U.S. Russian-speaking English Learner upon discovering the Oxford English Dictionary in her school’s Media Center

Preplanning and Selecting What to Teach: Words, Phrases, and More

The precursor to reading in content areas is preteaching vocabulary. The first step for preteaching vocabulary words and phrases is to know your Mentor Text and your students. You need to be highly familiar with the Mentor Text you will be using for your lesson, and you will also need to know the ELD (English Language Development) levels of your students so that you ...

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