Strategies for Long Term Vocabulary Acquisition

The focus for this GPLC Instructional Topic is intended for participants to build and improve vocabulary acquisition with their students for long-term acquisition and to promote better retention. Teachers will identify 6 research-based recommendations that educators should use to guide effective vocabulary instruction in their classrooms. Teachers will also take a closer look at morphology and how that can help build student comprehension of keyword vocabulary.

Connections with the Danielson’s Framework will be integrated throughout the course with real-life, hands-on application to teach students specific strategies to build their own vocabulary knowledge. Teachers will identify and apply additional teaching strategies that can help their students make deeper connections to text and the words within the text by creating a hands-on lesson that will be applicable in the classroom.




Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy


Designing Coherent Instruction


Reflecting on Teaching