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Accelerates Academic Language Development

Welcome to the Oxford Picture Dictionary for the Content Areas Web site, providing you with extra teaching ideas, resources, and support.

The Oxford Picture Dictionary for the Content Areas is Oxford’s new program for elementary and secondary students. This complete language development program presents and reinforces content vocabulary and academic language that are required for students to think, speak, read, and write about social studies, science, and math. The Oxford Picture Dictionary for the Content Areas :

  • Is a complete language development program
  • Accelerates mastery of academic language and content vocabulary
  • Is built on a research-based instructional routine
  • Is explicitly aligned to curriculum standards
  • Is a flexible teaching and learning program

 

Authors and Advisors

The Oxford Picture Dictionary for the Content Areas program was written and reviewed by leading experts in language development and content area instruction.

The Oxford Picture Dictionary for the Content Areas, Second Edition, English/Spanish Edition

The complete second edition Dictionary with Spanish translations of all terms and topic titles.

Workbook

With content vocabulary, academic language, and writing practice for each topic, the enhanced Workbook provides learners with the language skills they need for academic success.

Academic Language Accelerator

Over 100 effective tips provide strategies to teach content-area vocabulary in a meaningful way.

iPack

This interactive CD-ROM includes full-color Dictionary pages for presentation and practice, content readings, audio, writing prompts, games, and karaoke-style chants.

Content Area Readers

The collection of readers provides additional reading practice in social studies, science, and math topics.

Correlations and Standards

The Oxford Picture Dictionary for the Content Areas program is correlated to state and national standards such as TESOL, WIDA, California, Florida, New York, and Texas standards.

Curriculum Mapping Documents

The Oxford Picture Dictionary for the Content Areas program supports your Core Reading Program. View correlations between several Core Reading Programs and all the program components of Oxford Picture Dictionary for the Content Areas.

Teaching with the Oxford Picture Dictionary for the Content Areas

There are many resources available to help you successfully implement the entire program. They include

  • a research-based instructional routine by Kate Kinsella and Tonya Ward Singer
  • assessment developed by Margo Gottlieb
  • how the program meets RTI tiers and special education needs
  • how the second edition correlates to the first edition
  • letters to encourage parents or guardians to take an active role
  • a pacing guide to plan lessons

The Oxford Picture Dictionary for the Content Areas, Second Edition

The second edition of the Oxford Picture Dictionary for the Content Areas, Second Edition features over 1,600 words presented with clear, vibrant illustrations to meet the needs of today’s learners.

Teacher’s Edition

Full-color Dictionary pages and thorough teaching notes (including differentiation, grammar, and academic language notes) for each topic provide a comprehensive instructional resource. Includes content support and a customizable lesson plan CD-ROM to quickly and easily create plans for a variety of curricular needs.

Reproducible Collection

Includes three pages of scaffolded reading and writing practice that help learners develop literacy skills. Word and Picture Cards for every vocabulary term are ideal for vocabulary practice.

Audio Program

Audio CDs contain clear pronunciation of all Dictionary terms, exercise banner presentations, and content readings.

Assessment CD-ROM

Provides simple, customizable tests for every topic. Each test includes vocabulary assessment and a speaking or writing prompt by assessment expert Margo Gottlieb.

Sample Topics

The Oxford Picture Dictionary for the Content Areas program provides academic language instruction with 77 topics grouped into 10 thematic units in social studies, science, and math. The topics are explicitly aligned to national and state standards.