Vocabulary Development

Each school improvement plan in the district contains, as one of its strategies to increase student achievement, vocabulary.  This resource page is designed to support our school improvement teams in the implementation of vocabulary strategies in the school and classroom.

Academic vocabulary is one of the instructional shifts of the Common Core State Standards.  Students constantly build the vocabulary they need to access grade level complex texts. By focusing strategically on comprehension of pivotal and commonly found words (such as "discourse," "generation," "theory", and "principled") and less on esoteric literary terms (such as "onomatopoeia" or "homonym"), teachers constantly build students' ability to access more complex texts across the content areas.

Vocabulary Lists

English Language Arts: NCSD Mentors

Mathematics: Granite School District Math Vocabulary
*Includes vocabulary cards for all grade levels.