Building a Strong Foundational Academic Vocabulary in Elementary Classrooms: Action Research from the GTN Project

A strong academic vocabulary contributes to student success. This module focuses on instructional strategies to build a foundation of and enhance academic vocabulary, commonly referred to tier-two words. This module will summarize research in this area and showcase action research by Governor’s Teacher Network (GTN) participants. This would be a module for K-5 classroom teachers as well as elementary specialists such as art, music, and technology teachers. This course will take approximately 10 hours to complete.

1.0 CEU (general, literacy)

Alignment to North Carolina standards

Work products

Participants will create the following in completing this module, and central office staff may, at their discretion, request these work products before granting CEUs.