Are you looking for a comprehensive list of academic vocabulary to incorporate in your instruction in reading and writing? Well, here it is! This list of academic vocabulary, broken down by grades 6, 7, and 8 is the product of an analysis of Common Core expectations, review of high-stakes assessments, and the work of Marzano and Pickering (Building Academic Vocabulary, Teachers' Manual, 2005, ASCD). Use this list when developing units of study to ensure you are exposing to students to the academic vocabulary they will need to thrive within the context of the Common Core. The words are organized into categories of phonics, book and text features, story elements, comprehension terms, understanding words, literary terms, references, and genre and forms. This quick reference will help you to design daily instruction that includes intentional integration of key academic vocabulary. Check it out today.