Vocabulary List Creation
This one-day training assists in the development and implementation of districtwide or statewide academic vocabulary. The vocabulary list is based on state standards and assessments to address achievement gaps among groups of students whose backgrounds vastly differ. Videoconferencing sessions are a significant method of communication throughout the project.
Lists are created at the following levels:
Topics (includes levels 1, 2, 3, and 4):
Level 1 = K–2
Level 2 = 3–5
Level 3 = 6–8
Level 4 = 9–12
English Language Arts
The Tennessee Department of Education worked with Dr. Robert J. Marzano and MRL Vice President of Field Services Dr. Debra Pickering in implementing The Tennessee Academic Vocabulary Project.
"A working vocabulary that enables students to be successful in all subject areas is one of the most valuable tools educators can provide for students. Bob Marzano spent quality time guiding Tennessee classroom teachers and Department of Education staff through the development of such a tool for our students."
—Connie Mayo, PhD
Tennessee Department of Education
Read the full report about The Tennessee Academic Vocabulary Project