Teachers support language development by using and providing vocabulary and syntax that is appropriately leveled (e.g., using simple sentences when introducing complex concepts). When teachers incorporate challenging but accessible math words in their daily instruction, they create a contextual environment for students to practice, apply, and grow their math language and thus Math Communication. Knowledge of mathematical vocabulary is specifically linked to success with word problem solving and is especially valuable for students whose primary language is not English.
Watch how this teacher uses Marzano's Six Step Process, a method that emphasizes accessibility of language, to teach tier two vocabulary to his middle school students as part of his weekly teaching practice.
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