Velázquez Academic Vocabulary (VAV) was developed in response to meeting the requirements of the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) which support with closing the GAP. VAV is needed because traditional academic vocabulary (AWL) is not sufficient to meet language requirements in content classrooms and in assessments.
- 3,000 high frequency cross curriculum academic vocabulary selected from K-12textbooks and state tests.
- Divided by subject (ELA, Math, and Science) and grade level (3-5, 6-8, and 9-12).
- Support your instructional plan by with content-specific academic vocabulary wordsthat align with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
- Resources that help in meeting the required implementation and expectations ofacademic language proficiency of the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS)for emergent bilinguals.
- Journals provide a structured opportunity for emergent bilinguals to practice academic vocabulary
Language Support for English Learners (Texas Edition)
Developing Academic Vocabulary
Engage with effective strategies related to three key concepts(research-based vocabulary instruction, family engagement, and word consciousness) to boost students’ vocabulary development. This workshop is ideal for igniting excitement and presenting simple strategies to build a culture around learning academic vocabular. It can be an effective way to begin addressing the language gap for multilingual learners.
Item #: PL-ACLD-01
Developing Academic Content Vocabulary
Content teachers need strategies to adapt research-based instructional practices for word learning to their own content areas. In this session, participants will explore and practice instructional moves to help students acquire and use content-specific academic vocabulary.(Can be tailored to one specific content area).
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Item #: PL-ACLD-02
Developing Academic Language: Going Beyond Vocabulary
Recognize and teach the text types students engage with in specific content classrooms; provide all students with the tools necessary to engage in content-specific academic conversations; and integrate academic language support with content instruction without compromising either one.
Item #: PL-ACLD-03
Developing Academic Language: Family Engagement
Explore strategies to leverage the cultural and linguistic capital of students’ families in order to increase students’ opportunities to develop and use academic language. In this workshop, which is available also in Spanish, parents will learn the importance of passing along their native language and through engaging activities, learn how easy it can be to connect their cultural capital to students’ academic success.
Item #: PL-ACLD-04
Scaffolding Language for ELs
Utilizing Language Support for ELs guide for K-12 teachers as a reference, in this workshop we help teachers understand how to facilitate language development process with the use of differentiated questions and language frames. We cover how Bloom's cognitive taxonomy is the "backbone" for structured learning with language function as "action" words to complete academic tasks and cover how to enrich language scaffolding. Aversion for Texas and WIDA state is Available.
Item #: PL-ACLD-SCAFF
Resources for Bilingual PreK & K
Velázquez Academic Vocabulary(VAV) was developed in response to meet the language requirements of the EnglishLanguage Proficiency Standards (ELPS) and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
Socialcultural Competence and Student Identity
- Aligned with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills(TEKS), ELA/SLA standards
- Aligned with the three goals of dual language education
- Written in authentic English and Spanish to facilitate the use of biliteracy instructional best practices, includes cross-linguistic connections.