Words in Motion
I heard of a new (for me) resource while at La Cosecha 2104: Words in Motion.
“Words in Motion is a cognate-based curriculum that introduces academic vocabulary in meaningful contexts and promotes strategies for academic vocabulary acquisition.
“The full curriculum consists of seven units that include lesson plans, teacher materials, and student worksheets for each day. The materials are organized first by unit; within each unit they are organized by day; and within each day they are organized into lesson plans, student materials, and teacher materials. In many cases, there are separate materials for the monolingual and crosslinguistic versions of the curriculum, as well as Spanish translations of the crosslinguistic versions to support the delivery of the bilingual version. The VIAS team is pleased to provide these files for use by educators.” (from the CAL website: http://www.cal.org/vias/subproject4/wmc/index.html )
This could be used by classroom teachers and/ or ESL teachers to help students acquire academic vocabulary. Check it out!