One of the main purposes of this network is to share ongoing research and professional development resources for building system-wide capacity to meet the instructional needs of academic English learners.
This website from Jefferson County Schools in Tennessee offers academic vocabulary lists for grades K-12. In addition to lists of vocabulary for specific content areas, there are lots of games, with downloads for the game boards and content word cards.
Catherine Snow's powerpoint, "Intervening to Increase General Academic Vocabulary." This PowerPoint was featured at the CREATE Conference in 2008. It includes information on the Word Generation program that was created in response to her research on explicit vocabulary teaching and academic content learning. Includes study information and description of how the Word Generation program works.
Catherine Snow's new website provides information and resources for educators who would like to learn more about Word Generation and how it is implemented. Includes links to comprehensive academic word list that students need to master to comprehend academic content.
Math word list for a 3rd grade math word wall from the Union County School District in South Carolina. This list may also be very useful for ELLs in higher grades with lower literacy and numeracy skills as well.
Helping English-language learners develop proficiency in academic language has always been a priority for K-12 educators, and its importance has only been heightened with the advent of the Common Core.