Academic Language: Definition, Examples & Functions


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Academic language is used where?

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1. Most academic language falls into which two tiers of vocabulary?

2. Teachers should teach academic language because:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your understanding of academic language. Concepts you will need to know include the steps in successfully introducing a new vocabulary word.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Define academic language
  • Identify the tier most academic language falls into
  • Determine why teachers should use academic language
  • Explain how teachers should permit their students to apply academic language

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related academic language lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of academic words in different contexts
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about vocabulary

Additional Learning

Use the lesson called Academic Language: Definition, Examples & Functions to get more information on vocabulary. It covers these objectives:

  • Compare and contrast receptive vocabulary and expressive vocabulary
  • Analyze different tiers of vocabulary words
  • Understand why academic language is or should be taught
  • Identify Robert Marzano and his six steps to success