Vocabluary is the group of words known by a person. Most vocabluary is learned indirectly. Some must be taught directly and with specific content, such as science, math, etc. Students can develop vocabulary using word learning strategies. 

  • Teach specific words before reading
  • Extend instruction on vocabulary
  • Repeated exposure in many contexts
  • Semantic Mapping- concept maps

Types of Vocabulary: 

Listening Vocabulary- words we need to know to understand what we are hearing

Spealing Vocabulary- words we use when we speak

Reading Vocabulary- words we need to kow to understand what we read

Writing Vocabulary- words we use in writing


This video shows an extended vocabulary lesson.