Marzano and Vocabulary Instruction

Lately, the topic of vocabulary instruction keeps coming up when teachers talk about student progress.  How do we help our kids learn the vocabulary they need to understand the concepts being taught?  Our kindergarten teachers worry about students coming to kindergarten without strong language acquisition, and our fourth grade teachers struggle to help students build the vocabulary to understand grade-level reading passages.  Students who start out behind continue to be behind unless there is intervention.  So  . . . what do we know about teaching vocabulary?

As I was searching for more information on vocabulary instruction, I ran across this blog sited in one of my online journals.  I hope it helps!

Marzano’s 7 Steps to Vocabulary Instruction