Common Core standards related to vocabulary can be found in both Reading and Language standards. In the downloadable table below, you will find the College and Career Readiness Standards for vocabulary instruction.
How many of these standards are you currently meeting in your after-school programming? How might they need to be adapted/adjusted/understood for the after-school environment?
Many practitioners find the Common Core overwhelming and have embraced thinking about the transition to the Common Core as six "shifts" (or changes) teachers and tutors need to make in order for their instruction to be standards-aligned. The final shift to a focus on Academic Vocabulary will be the focus for this discussion of vocabulary.