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.
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 le... more