This course is designed to provide classroom teachers with effective vocabulary strategies to utilize in the classroom setting. We will begin to investigate the Common Core ELA Shift 6: Academic Vocabulary and discuss what changes we may have to make as we learn more about the Common Core. Through videos, articles, websites, and discussions we will discover numerous strategies to enhance vocabulary use in the classroom. By discussing shift 6, participants with also learn a little about the “tiers” of vocabulary and the choices teachers need to make regarding the explicit teaching of academic vocabulary. Participants will be expected to read articles, watch videos, investigate websites, and write reflections.