Academic Vocabulary Toolkit

  • AUTHOR: Dr. Kate Kinsella
  • ©2013  | Published
  • Recommended For: English Language Learners | Striving Readers | Summer School
  • Grade(s): 6 , 7 , 8 , 9
  • Subject(s): Language & Vocabulary


About the Program

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Mastering High-Use Words for Academic Achievement

  • Prepare students to become agile communicators in the Common Core State Standards era
  • Expand understanding of new words with embedded grammar and syntax targets
  • Teach words in any order for cross curricular needs

About the Author

  • 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.

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