My school is rapidly moving towards aligning our instructional strategies and assessments around improving student literacy.  We have adopted Marzano’s research as a guide in our reform. 

As part of this we are focuing on using specific instructional strategies to teach academic vocabulary, e.g. graphic organizers.  A colleague shared a great website that lists targeted academic vocabulary per grade level and subject areas.  In addition, the U46 website has student samples that are really useful for modeling and guided practice.  If literacy is a focus for your classroom, school, or district then definitely check out this resource.

Resource Links

District U46 – Academic Vocabulary Website 

Road to Teaching: A Guide to Teacher Training, Student Teaching, and Finding a Job

Student Teacher Topics