There is a strong relationship between vocabulary and reading comprehension. Systematic vocabulary instruction must be an integral component of a K-12 comprehensive instructional framework. While there is no single correct way to teach vocabulary, common characteristics of effective vocabulary instruction have been documented in many professional journals and books. Effective vocabulary instruction across grade levels and content areas is key. The Tips for Effective Vocabulary Instruction Infographic highlights ways that can help set the stage for discussions to strengthen vocabulary instruction and word learning across classrooms in your setting.