The latest research states that students must know approximately 95% of the words they hear and read for successful comprehension. This presents a challenging situation for schools that are committed to closing the achievement gap for high poverty students with vocabulary deficiencies. In addition to the economic gap there are cultural differences, such as with English language learners that may lead to vocabulary deficiencies. These vocabulary deficiencies appear early and increase over time without intervention.
Vocabulary Strategies provides innovative strategies for teaching key content and academic terms required by the new generation of expectations for learning.