Teaching Vocabulary

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Teaching vocabulary to English language learners (ELLs) is an important part of students' language development, but making the most of vocabulary instruction requires careful planning. Which words will be most useful in a new lesson and other settings?  What kinds of practice can educators offer so that students master the meanings of new words rather than simply memorizing them? This resource section provides numerous research-based ideas from veteran educators as well as vocabulary resources for the classroom. 

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