This module is for Grades: 6-8 Welcome

Authors of scientific and technical information rely on readers to know how to uncover the meaning of unknown words and phrases. In this module, you will learn how to gain an understanding of general academic and domain-specific vocabulary so that you can better comprehend the content that you are reading. Such an understanding of key vocabulary will help you determine the central idea and process the overall meaning in the text.

Module Objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in grade-level scientific text. 
  • Use newly acquired vocabulary to demonstrate an understanding of the central idea in the text. 
Mathematical  and scientific expressions are shown on a chalkboard behind a student  reading from a book

Focus Standards

RST. 6-8.4 - Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific or technical context relevant to grade 6 - 8 texts and topics.


  • Vocabulary