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Teaching Academic Vocabulary

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English Language Learners, ELL, academic vocabulary
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English Language Learners
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In this article, author Dr. Kate Kinsella discusses the needs of English Learners related to vocabulary.  She offers a sequence of steps important in effective vocabulary instruction as well as examples of ways students might use the vocabulary.  

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Kinsella, K., Ph.D. (2005, November). Teaching Academic Vocabulary. Sonoma County - Aiming High. Retrieved from https://www.scoe.org/docs/ah/AH_kinsella2.pdf