Integrated Vocabulary Instruction: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners in Grades K-5

Blachowicz, C.L.Z, Watts-Taffe, S. & Fisher, P. (2005).
Learning Point Associates.

The goal of this document is to provide the information that teachers and other educators need to implement an integrated and comprehensive approach to vocabulary instruction. Integrated means that vocabulary is a core consideration in all grades across the school and in all content areas across the school day. Comprehensive means that vocabulary instruction encompasses much more than a list of words to teach at the beginning of the week. Rather, it involves a common philosophy and shared practices, based on a solid understanding the knowledge base and supported by curricular considerations as well as classroom and school organizational procedures.

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." — Emilie Buchwald