Semantic, Academic Vocabulary Instruction
Semantics instruction is predicated on what we know currently about academic language instruction. This is a robust research base. The reader is referred to the IES Practice Guide, and specifically to Recommendation #1: Teach a set of academic vocabulary words intensively across several days using a variety of instructional activities.
Below is a semantic map that reflects the CLAVES notion of semantics as building concept knowledge among separate but related vocabulary.