Engaging the Adolescent Learner

The Power of the Word:
Vocabulary Across the Disciplines

Douglas Fisher & Nancy Frey

Fisher and Frey discuss the importance of vocabulary across the disciplines, as well as methods for selecting and teaching this critical element of learning. They describe the relationship between vocabulary knowledge and content knowledge and how the ability to understand a concept is directly tied to an understanding of the vocabulary used to represent those concepts. This article offers classroom techniques to build students’ content vocabulary for improved comprehension of discipline-specific texts.

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