LA 3.6 Building Strategies and Techniques for Developing Academic Language

Learning How to Help Students Acquire English Academic Vocabulary


Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

Employ a variety of strategies, materials and resources in standards-based ESL and content instruction.

Assessment: 25 pts.

TA: 30 Minutes

Teachers can adopt strategies from a variety of sources to enable students to build a stronger academic vocabulary as they participate in learning activities.

Students have participated and learned about academic vocabulary and text modification. Now they will read a summary explaining daily structures teachers can use to build English academic vocabulary in their students.


1. As a group, read the article by Kate Kinsella about strategies for building academic vocabulary in reading and writing.

2. Write answers to these questions as you read:

3. Together, create a sentence frame that would be appropriate to use in your content area(s). Consider how to make them a part of your regular teaching regimen.

End-of-Chapter Survey

: How would you rate the overall quality of this chapter?
  1. Very Low Quality
  2. Low Quality
  3. Moderate Quality
  4. High Quality
  5. Very High Quality
Comments will be automatically submitted when you navigate away from the page.
Like this? Endorse it!