Word Generation is a free, downloadable academic language development curriculum for students in grades 4-8. The program includes weekly units about controversial topics with lessons for middle school teachers in all subjects. Using the research of Catherine Snow and Isabel Beck, we have identified a number of important strategies to be used as tools for vocabulary instruction. This video was created as an instructional tool to show various language acquisition strategies that can be utilized in conjunction with the Word Generation curriculum or in your general content area classes. This video is structured to demonstrate the strategies in isolation, and therefore does not show the normal sequencing of a Word Generation lesson.