Velázquez Academic Vocabulary (VAV) was developed in response to the new standards which demand a more rigorous academic language use in the classroom. VAV is needed because traditional academic vocabulary (AWL) is not sufficient to meet language requirements in content classrooms and in assessments.
Help ELLs acquire the most frequent content-based academic vocabulary and improve engagement in the classroom
Provide primary language support in content areas
3,000 high frequency cross curriculum academic vocabulary selected from K-12 textbooks and state tests
Divided by subject (ELA, Math and Science) and grade level (3-5, 6-8 and 9-12)