Academic Vocabulary Toolkit Grade 4: Teacher's Guide with Professional Development DVD

  • AUTHORS: Dr. Kate Kinsella; Theresa Hancock
  • ISBN-13: 9781305110038 
  • Grade(s): 4
  • 248 Pages  Spiralbound 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2015     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region


About The Product

The lessons in the AVT Elementary Teacher’s Guide are grouped by relevant task or concept cluster. Grammar tips and related lessons are included at each grade level. The “Be an Academic Author” task includes relevant prompts and frames and heavily scaffolded written responses. Instructional routines, guided lesson scripts, and flexible pacing options are included.


  • Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 master high-use academic words aligned with Common Core competencies
  • Five-day instructional sequence moves from structured partner interactions to increasingly complex constructed written responses
  • Reading and writing is practiced using framed and original academic responses
  • Dr. Kinsella's distinctive vocabulary routine maximizes student engagement and increases academic performance.

About the Contributor

  • Dr. Kate Kinsella

    Kate Kinsella, Ed.D., is a teacher educator at San Francisco State University and a highly sought after speaker and consultant to school districts throughout the United States regarding development of academic language and literacy across the K–12 subject areas. Her 25-year teaching career focus has been equipping children from diverse backgrounds with the communication, reading, and writing skills to be career and college ready. Dr. Kinsella remains active in K–12 classrooms by providing in-class coaching and by teaching an academic literacy class for adolescent English Learners. Her extensive publishing career includes articles, chapters, English Learners’ dictionaries, and reading intervention programs. A former Fulbright TESOL lecturer, Dr. Kinsella was co-editor of the CATESOL Journal from 2000–2005 and served on the editorial board of the TESOL Journal from 1999–2003. Dr. Kinsella lives in California with her family, including two young adopted children, Jane Dzung from Vietnam and John Carlos from Guatemala.

  • Theresa Hancock

    Theresa has worked side-by-side with Dr. Kinsella in several districts writing and piloting lessons, and successfully training and coaching teachers. She is an informed and engaging trainer who will ensure that you leave inspired and ready to bring this explicit and interactive instruction to life in your own classrooms.


Teacher Components

  • Academic Vocabulary Toolkit Grade 3-5: Professional Development DVD  (ISBN-10: 130538850X | ISBN-13: 9781305388505)

Student Supplements

  • Academic Vocabulary Toolkit Grade 4: Student Text  (ISBN-10: 1305079337 | ISBN-13: 9781305079335)
    Dr. Kate Kinsella’s NEW Academic Vocabulary Toolkit for Elementary grades is designed to prepare students in grades 3, 4, and 5 for the lexical demands of academic speaking, reading and writing in a Common Core State Standards era. The program ensures students have daily explicit, interactive, and carefully monitored academic language instruction. Students are provided the opportunity to not only learn high-use academic words, but also correctly employ these words in speaking and writing exercises. Using Dr. Kate Kinsella’s unique vocabulary teaching process, students will receive the tools needed to master key academic vocabulary, re-engage in school settings, and increase scores on state assessments.
    Price = 41.68

Best Buy Packages

Other Popular Packages

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Cengage Learning representative for more information.

Academic Vocabulary Toolkit Grade 4: Classroom Set

  • ISBN-10: 1305453778 | ISBN-13: 9781305453777
  • Price = $703.25