Academic Vocabulary for English Learners
Authors: Martha Smith, María Elena Argüelles, Ph.D.
AVEL teaches English language learners how to better understand the language of learning by providing daily, systematic, and intensive vocabulary and language instruction. Easy-to-implement, scripted instruction offers in-depth study of more than 250 words that occur repeatedly in academic discussions and texts.
Each scripted lesson contains all of the components of effective vocabulary instruction, including appropriate pacing, meaningful examples, and plenty of opportunities for ongoing practice and review. The Teacher Presentation Manual provides a precise visual definition. Student workbooks, discussions, and word production activities help students deeply process word meanings.
The AVEL Instructional Method