Explicit Contextualized Vocabulary Instruction

Center on Literacy and Deafness developed three interventions that are available to teachers. Below is a brief description of the intervention that improves vocabulary. Please follow the links to learn more about the program.

Explicit Contextualized Vocabulary Instruction (ECV-DHH) is an approach to content area vocabulary instruction for use with young Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) students. The explicit and in-context instructional strategies are designed to teach students new vocabulary and give them practice in expressing target words in connected language. CLAD data show that V4S can be successfully used with children who use listening and spoken language, total communication, or ASL. The V4S manual and sample instructional units are currently available on our website at Explicit Contextualized Vocabulary Instruction.