The 25 Essential Words Your Students Must Know for the State Standards, Assessments, and for College and Career
Researchers estimate 85% of achievement test scores are based on the vocabulary of the standards. Students from poverty, ELL students, and other at-risk students are particularly in need of learning these words in ways that meet their specific learning needs.
Below are the high frequency words of the State Standards and State Assessments divided into three lists. It is suggested that you teach these word lists in order, although there will certainly be overlap in some situations.
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