South Harrison Round #6 Academic Vocabulary & Decoding the Prompt Handout | Session Video Recognize the power in academic vocabulary Demonstrate the impact that subtle word choice has on the answer. Excerpt from Sidewalk Circus Similar-looking questions produce different answers based on the academic vocabulary. 101 Strategies to Make Vocabulary Stick Teach functional vocabulary essential on standardized tests. Select 10-15 functional words per grade level. Identify 10-15 general academic words per grade level. Review a comprehensive list of general academic words. Consider grade-level suggestions aligned to standards. Plan out kid-friendly explanations, examples, & visual. Multi-grade levelGoogle Sheets Template Example by New Castle (New Castle, IN) Grade 4 teachers Examples by Bluffton Harrison (Bluffton, IN) teachersK | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 Decode academic vocabulary in prompts Take the mystery out of prompts. How do you prepare kids to decode prompts? Decode the Prompt mini-lesson Grades 2-12 Accurately interpret the academic vocabulary stated in the prompt. Does decoding the prompt ensure test success? Provide students a prompt-reading process.