Check out these black and white printable posters for ELA Academic Vocabulary! Each poster includes: the word, definition, sentence, part of speech, and synonym. The sentences and synonyms are designed to help enhance the understanding of the word.
Color version available HERE!
Academic vocabulary can be difficult to understand. The CCSS (Common Core) standards are riddled with academic vocabulary, so to make the standards easier for students to understand, I scanned all the anchor standards and looked for the words that I felt may stump students. I tend to take their vocabulary knowledge for granted, and I know many students may to be too shy to ask what "relevance" means. I created these to help me teach the standards.
My idea is to put the words in the standards for the day up next to my "I Can Statements"
as I go over the standards and just review that academic vocabulary. These are words that students will see all during school and beyond graduation. They are a part of the ACT, SAT, and other nationally recognized assessments.
Feel free to use them in a way that works best in your classroom, but my hope is that if I make the vocabulary visible and often, students will gain recognition.
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