Marzano Vocabulary Resources
Professional Development Sites for Learning to Teach Vocabulary Effectively
View Elementary and Secondary Videos of Explicit Instruction by Dr. Anita Archer
IES – Institute for Educational Sciences
Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practice GuideThese guides present strategies that teachers can use to increase the reading ability of adolescent students.http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/practiceguide.aspx?sid=8
Oregon K-12 Literacy Framework
Resources are focused on the essential elements of Vocabulary Instruction
IRIS Center STAR Legacy Module: Secondary Reading Instruction
Teaching Vocabulary and Comprehension in the Content Areas
Learn about the need for today’s students to read across content areas like social studies and science
University of Texas at Austin Searchlight – EXCELLENT FREE ONLINE COURSE for K-4
Select a grade, a topic and a category to locate K-5 Vocabulary Classroom Applications, Example Lessons, Videos, and Simulations.
Dictionaries and Thesauri
This dictionary has at least one example sentence for almost every meaning of every word. The example sentences show how a word is really used by speakers of English, not an Editor.
Collins English Dictionary
Etymologies are explanations of what words meant and how they sounded 600-2,000 years ago.
Prefix Suffix English Language Roots Reference
An interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words.
Online Graphical Dictionary
Designed for students by Merriam-Webster. Give your memory a growth spurt.
Premier Educational Dictionary and Thesaurus
Anita Archer: Teaching Vocabulary and Concepts in Early Reading: Application of Explicit Instruction Research
Teaching Basic Vocabulary by Robert Marzano (Handouts and Powerpoint) 1 hour and 20 minutes
Big Ideas in Beginning Reading K-3
English Vocabulary Exercises
ESU #3 Vocabulary Wikispace
ESU #4 Vocabulary Wiki
Exam English – Free Practice Tests for Learners of English
Exceptional Expressions for Everyday Events
Series of 32 flexible vocabulary development lessons each focusing on an everyday concept.
Download the 173 new edition for free.
Florida Center for Reading Research
Select Vocabulary, K-5 Grade Level, and Category
Nebraska Standards Instructional Tool (Glossary)
Largest flash cards and study games website covering every subject
View “How to Use” Quizlet Movie
Text Project by Elfrieda (Freddy) Hiebert
Using English for Academic Purposes
Virtual Learning Library (Click on English/Language Arts and Choose Grade Level)
VocabAhead Vocabulary Videos
Vocabulary Building Games
Vocabulary Workshop Sadlier Flashcard Sets
Vocabulogic Blog: Bridging the Verbal Divide
Register for free to begin learning vocabulary in a fun and engaging way.
A free research-based vocabulary program for middle school students designed to teach words through language arts, math, science, and social studies classes. It requires only 15 minutes a week from each content area teacher.
Generate a “word cloud” from text you enter
Word SiftNancy Frey.
Enter text to identify key words that link to Google Images and Virtual Thesaurus
High Quality Vocabulary Books
Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction, Second Edition by Beck, I.L. & McKeown
Building Academic Vocabulary by Robert Marzano and Debra J. Pickering.
Vocabulary for the Common Core by Marzano and Simms
Vocabulary Games for the Classroom by Carleton and Marzano
Vocabulary Instruction: Research to Practice, Second Edition by Baumann and Kame’enui
Vocabulary Their Way: Word Study with Middle and Secondary Students (Grades 4-12) by Shane Templeton, Francine Johnston, Donald Bear and Marcia Invernizzi
Word Wise and Content Rich: 5 Essential Steps to Teaching Academic Vocabulary (Grades 7-12) by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey
Word List Suggestions
The First 4,000 Words by Michael Graves