Why Are There So Many Words in Math?: Planning for Content-Area Vocabulary Instruction
This article, published by the National Council of Teachers of English, describes a planning tool for vocabulary instruction called the 5 Cs. It was developed to help teachers consider which words to teach in content-area classes such as mathematics, science, and social studies. The tool supports using a thoughtful process to select words to emphasize so that teachers can design instruction to help young adolescents comprehend content-area texts and develop connections between background knowledge and new concepts.