Tennessee Academic Vocabulary
Advancing the Skills of Tennessee Students
Serving identified schools at every level from preschool through high school, SPDG helps sustain important services to schools, administrators, teachers, and students and their families so that children and youth will achieve strong literacy and pre-literacy skills.
To that end, SPDG is providing theory and strategies relating to the Tennessee Academic Vocabulary as a product to assist teachers in advancing the reading skills of students through common knowledge in content areas K-12.
Susan Benner, ED.D
Professor and Head
Early Childhood/Special/Urban Multicultural Education: University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Anne McGill-Franzen, Ph.D
Professor and Director of the Reading Center: University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Sherry Mee Bell, Ph.D
Modified/Early Childhood Special Education: University of Tennessee at Knoxville