Mastering the academic terminology in any domain of human knowledge is one of the great challenges of learning. While students can learn to identify and use them through direct instruction, it's stunning how rarely they are able to transfer this learning to the real-world wilderness of independently exploring the domain.
These simple vocabulary tools are designed to help address this problem in the context of Socratic Discussions.
Students lack of success with academic terminology is often not a result of poor direct instruction, but instead due to a lack of consistent, long-term practice with the words in a dynamic environment.
Socratic Discussion provides the dynamic environment and these easily customized tools put the words literally "at hand" so students can begin to access the practice they are missing and develop the vocabulary knowledge they need to conquer the Common Core.
NOTE: These "Word" files are designed to be very easily customized to fit any level or specific domain of education--give them a cut and trim so they are custom fit to your classroom!
This .zip file includes:
* Academic Terminology for Fiction
* Academic Terminology for Poetry
* Academic Terminology for Nonfiction
* Academic Terminology for Images
* Complete Instructions
I have experienced a significant increase in my students' use of academic terminology, both in their speaking and in their writing, with the use of these tools, which I now present to you completely FREE of charge through Newfangled Notions.
Thanks for stopping in, and I hope they serve you well!