"When all teachers in a school focus on the same academic vocabulary and teach in the same way, school has a powerful comprehensive approach." Marzano 2005
One focus of Davidson Middle School's instructional approach is to use common academic vocabulary in all classes across all grades and subject areas. Definitions are learned in the students' English/Language Arts classes, and structured opportunities are created in all their other classes to use and practice these words.
Support your student's learning by using these words at home too! Try to use these words in conversation at home, especially in questions.