Academic Word List
What is Academic Vocabulary
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Academic vocabulary is the vocabulary critical to understanding the concepts of the content taught in schools.
Staff of U-46 developed a “draft” list of academic vocabulary words that students are expected to understand and use at each grade level. (to be paraphrased)

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Background
The General Service List (GSL), a list of almost 2,300 basic vocabulary of English used in order of frequency, was first created by Michael West in 1953. (9) It has been recognized and used quite extensively among second language learners of English for work and study. It. The version used was then adapted by John Baumann and Brent Culligan in 1995. It contains words. The GSL here is divided into smaller sublists. Sublist 1 has the first 500 words. Sublist 2 the next 500 words etc. For the complete word lists, refer to: (to be paraphrased)
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~alzsh3/acvocab/wordlists.htm (5)

The AWL was created by Averil Coxhead, currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University in New Zealand. As part of her MA thesis Coxhead built a corpus of over 400 written academic texts selected from 28 different subject areas across 4 disciplines (arts, commerce, law and science). She conducted a frequency analysis to identify those words which appeared “at least 100 times in the corpus as a whole and at least ten times in each of the four disciplines.” (1) The result was a core vocabulary of 570 word families that are divided into 10 sublists. Sublist 1 consists of the 60 most common words in the AWL. Each subsequent Sublist contains the next 60 most frequently used word families, except for sublist 10, which contains 30 words. (2) The 570 word families result in about 3000 of the most frequently used words in academic journals, textbooks, course workbooks and lab manuals. (insert web address here)

Building Student Vocabulary
Marzano and Pickering (2005) developed a six step process for teaching Academic Vocabulary for elementary and secondary school students. Suggesting the importance of teaching academic vocabulary in a systematic approach, they recommend a systematic strategy for enriching student vocabulary that includes providing descriptions of new words in use rather than strict definitions, allowing students to construct a picture, symbol, or graphic of new terms, and incorporating games that allow them to play with the terms. (4) (revised !)


Other Wordlists
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**http://www.uefap.com/vocab/vocfram.htm**
EAP word list connected to the General Service List of English Words. West (1953).
The original list had about 2000 headwords and about 1500 related words, making about 3500 words altogether.

**http://www.region10.org/academicvocabulary/index.html**
Academic Vocabulary Word lists for Kindergarten thru Sr. High
Also **http://sde.state.ok.us/curriculum/BAV/default.html** with exercises & games
Words are divided by subject (Math, science, geography, etc)
**www.u-46.org**
compiled a word list by grade, kindergarten through Senior High, to help students meet the Illinois State Standards (3)


Background
The General Service List (GSL), a list of almost 2,300 basic vocabulary of English used in order of frequency, was first created by Michael West in 1953. (9) It has been recognized and used quite extensively among second language learners of English for work and study. It. The version used was then adapted by John Baumann and Brent Culligan in 1995. It contains words. The GSL here is divided into smaller sublists. Sublist 1 has the first 500 words. Sublist 2 the next 500 words etc. For the complete word lists, refer to: (to be paraphrased)
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~alzsh3/acvocab/wordlists.htm (5)

The AWL was created by Averil Coxhead, currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University in New Zealand. As part of heSublist_6_Ex_1a.pngr MA thesis Coxhead built a corpus of over 400 written academic texts selected from 28 different subject areas across 4 disciplines (arts, commerce, law and science). She conducted a frequency analysis to identify those words which appeared “at least 100 times in the corpus as a whole and at least ten times in each of the four disciplines.” (1) The result was a core vocabulary of 570 word families that are divided into 10 sublists. Sublist 1 consists of the 60 most common words in the AWL. Each subsequent Sublist contains the next 60 most frequently used word families, except for sublist 10, which contains 30 words. (2) The 570 word families result in about 3000 of the most frequently used words in academic journals, textbooks, course workbooks and lab manuals. (insert web address here)

Building Student Vocabulary
Marzano and Pickering (2005) developed a six step process for teaching Academic Vocabulary for elementary and secondary school students. Suggesting the importance of teaching academic vocabulary in a systematic approach, they recommend a systematic strategy for enriching student vocabulary that includes providing descriptions of new words in use rather than strict definitions, allowing students to construct a picture, symbol, or graphic of new terms, and incorporating games that allow them to play with the terms. (4) (revised !)