According to research, 33% of the questions missed on standardized test by students is due to them not understanding the vocabulary words that are present in the test questions. In order to combat this problem, we as educators must work to increase our students academic vocabulary. With this in mind, I have begun creating monthly academic vocabulary word calendars. Each calendar contains one vocabulary word for students to study and master each day. They can be used in Work Stations, during daily instruction, or sent home each month to be studied. This is the first installment for this academic year. Become a follower if you would like to find out when the next installment of this series is posted.