Educators know there are student factors outside of school, such as home life and childhood experiences, that have a big influence on student success in school. New research has shown that one factor in particular—academic vocabulary—is one of the strongest indicators of how well students will learn subject area content when they come to school.
Robert J. Marzano is an American speaker, trainer, and educational researcher.
He is noted for transforming educational research and theory on the topics of standards-based assessment, cognition, high-yield teaching strategies, and school leadership--into practical programs and tools for teachers and administrators in K-12 schools.
Marzano has identified three areas central to school improvement reforms: fostering and sustaining system-wide teaching strategies; providing effective feedback to students; and building a strong student academic vocabulary.
His six steps as outlined in 'Building Academic Vocabulary,' published by ASCD, are the basis for these six posters that support the process. http://shop.ascd.org