CHOOSING WORDS TO TEACH
Below are resources for choosing vocabulary words in the content areas.
The 4000 word list below is from
www.TextProject.org. It provides a list of 4,000 Simple Word Families that make up 90% of all texts! When choosing vocabulary words to teach, cross-reference words from class texts with this high frequency word list to ensure that you’re choosing vocabulary students will encounter regularly. If a word is not on the list, but it still seems that it will be a high utility word, check the rank using www.wordandphrase.info. First, go to the “Frequency List.” There you can enter the whole word,or the word part. Still not there? Consider using a higher frequency synonym.