Building English Language Learners' Academic Vocabulary: Strategies and Tips
School of Nursing
According to Beck, McKeown, and Kucan's Three Tier Model (2002), when it comes to language instruction the distinction between academic vocabulary words and content specific words has a significant bearing on the language success of English language learners (ELLs). In this article, the author describes strategies that give teachers and parents the means to develop ELLs' vocabulary through reading, direct instruction, and reinforcement activities and games. Teachers and parents can use these strategies before, during, and after reading, and thus provide students with a set of tools they can use independently as they read. (Contains 5 figures and 1 table.)
Sibold, Claire, "Building English Language Learners' Academic Vocabulary: Strategies and Tips" (2011). Faculty Articles & Research. 602.