Words as Tools: Learning Academic Vocabulary as Language Acquisition

  title={Words as Tools: Learning Academic Vocabulary as Language Acquisition},
  author={William Nagy and Dianna Townsend},
  journal={Reading Research Quarterly},
There is a growing awareness of the importance of academic vocabulary, and more generally, of academic language proficiency, for students’ success in school. There is also a growing body of research on the nature of the demands that academic language places on readers and writers, and on interventions to help students meet these demands. In this review, we discuss the role of academic vocabulary within academic language, examine recent research on instruction in academic vocabulary, considering… 

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