Why I'm Advocating for Direct Vocabulary Instruction

Why I'm Advocating for Direct Vocabulary Instruction

by Judie Haynes

I'd like to introduce all of you to the excellent professional development resources on the Association for Supervisors and Curriculum Developers' <a href="http://www.ASCD.org"> ASCD </a>website.

Read Alina Davis' blog about direct vocabulary instruction pn their Inservice site. Why I'm Advocating for Direct Vocabulary Instruction. Debbie Zacarian and I were happy to read her follow-up to our workshop at ASCD in San Francisco. Alina cites the research that we shared about the range of prior educational experiences of ELLs who are currently sitting in our classrooms. Today's English learners are from literacy-oriented to non-literacy-oriented to culturally disrupted homes. Specialized Strategies for teaching them are crucial for creating a high-quality learning environment for English language learners.