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For the love of words

For the love of words Author Diane E. Paynter
ISBN-10 0787977845
Release 2005-07-18
Pages 215
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Provides an instructional framework for teaching the importance of vocabulary and to help students with reading comprehension.

Spelling K 8

Spelling K 8 Author Diane Snowball
ISBN-10 9781571100740
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 267
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Offers a spelling curriculum at the whole-school level in addition to plans for each grade.

What Research Has to Say About Vocabulary Instruction

What Research Has to Say About Vocabulary Instruction Author Alan E. Farstrup
ISBN-10 9780872076983
Release 2008-09-03
Pages 264
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The practical approach in this newest title from the What Research Has to Say series makes it an indispensable resource for both researchers and classroom teachers at all levels. Some of the best-known scholars in the field present current research on effective vocabulary instruction in the field present current research on effective vocabulary instructionion in grades K-12, combined with hands-on-strategies and useful suggestions that teachers can put to use in their classrooms. Chapters focus on a wide range of key vocabulary topics.

Teaching Vocabulary Across the Content Areas

Teaching Vocabulary Across the Content Areas Author Camille L. Z. Blachowicz
ISBN-10 9781416606109
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 244
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Includes reproducible forms.

What We Know About Mathematics Teaching and Learning

What We Know About Mathematics Teaching and Learning Author McREL
ISBN-10 9781936765591
Release 2011-09-20
Pages 128
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This book supports mathematics education reform and brings the rich world of education research and practice to pre-K–12 educators. Designed for accessibility, each chapter is broken down into important questions. For each question, the authors provide background information from a research perspective, offer implications for improving classroom instruction, and list resources for further reading.

Blueprint for a Literate Nation How You Can Help

Blueprint for a Literate Nation How You Can Help Author Cinthia Coletti
ISBN-10 9781493104697
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 668
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K-12 literacy rates in the United States are not as high as those in other first-world countries. Halting the decline of literacy is a national effort but must start locally. This book, designed for parents, teachers, librarians, and other concerned citizens, offers practical guidance and solutions to the problem of illiteracy in the United States.

Word Nerds

Word Nerds Author Brenda J. Overturf
ISBN-10 9781571109545
Release 2013
Pages 176
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Word Nerds takes you inside classrooms at a high-poverty urban school and shows how two teachers implement creative, flexible vocabulary instruction that improves their students' word knowledge and confidence, enhances classroom community, and increases achievement. Leslie Montgomery and Margot Holmes Smith weave vocabulary into each school day using multisensory instruction that includes music, art, literature, movement, games, drama, writing, test-taking skills, and technology. Along the way, they turn every student into a lover of language. With support from literacy specialist Brenda Overturf, Leslie and Margot have developed a five-part plan--introducing new words in context, adding related synonyms and antonyms, engaging students in several days of active learning, celebrating new words, and assessing vocabulary development--that teaches all students to learn and love vocabulary. This easy-to-read reference explains how to plan, teach, and assess based on the latest research in vocabulary instruction and learning. Forget copying definitions from the dictionary and completing boring worksheets! Word mastery comes from intimate knowledge of language. From prediction to practice to performance, students from all backgrounds can discover how to make words their own. After incorporating Leslie's and Margot's vocabulary plan into your daily instruction, you and your students can become word nerds, too!

Inside Words

Inside Words Author Janet Allen
ISBN-10 1571103996
Release 2007
Pages 163
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Presents content-area teaching strategies and activities for vocabulary instruction for grades four to twelve.

Getting Into Words

Getting Into Words Author Shira Lubliner
ISBN-10 1557667896
Release 2005
Pages 198
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Elementary and middle school teachers need this activity-filled guidebook to improve students' independent word learning skills and strengthen their comprehension so they'll tackle their schoolwork with confidence.

Dare to Differentiate

Dare to Differentiate Author Danny Brassell
ISBN-10 9781609180058
Release 2010-11-01
Pages 151
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This highly practical resource for K–6 teachers is packed with 25 classroom-tested, step-by-step strategies for developing word knowledge. The emphasis throughout is not only on teaching new words, but also on strengthening students’ comprehension and long-term vocabulary acquisition. Especially valuable are guidelines for how to differentiate each strategy so it can be used successfully with English language learners and students at varying proficiency levels. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book features helpful print and Web resources for each strategy, along with 20 reproducible worksheets.

Explicit Instruction

Explicit Instruction Author Anita L. Archer
ISBN-10 9781609182281
Release 2011-02-22
Pages 290
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Explicit instruction is systematic, direct, engaging, and success oriented--and has been shown to promote achievement for all students. This highly practical and accessible resource gives special and general education teachers the tools to implement explicit instruction in any grade level or content area. The authors are leading experts who provide clear guidelines for identifying key concepts, skills, and routines to teach; designing and delivering effective lessons; and giving students opportunities to practice and master new material. Sample lesson plans, lively examples, and reproducible checklists and teacher worksheets enhance the utility of the volume. Purchasers can also download and print the reproducible materials for repeated use. Video clips demonstrating the approach in real classrooms are available at the authors' website: See also related DVDs from Anita Archer: Golden Principles of Explicit Instruction; Active Participation: Getting Them All Engaged, Elementary Level; and Active Participation: Getting Them All Engaged, Secondary Level

Tools of the Mind

Tools of the Mind Author Elena Bodrova
ISBN-10 0130278041
Release 2007
Pages 235
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As the only text of its kind, this book provides in-depth information about Vygotsky's theories, neo-Vygotskians' findings, and concrete explanations and strategies that instruct teachers how to influence student learning and development. Key changes to this edition include a new chapter on dynamic assessment, separate and expanded chapters on developmental accomplishments of infants and toddlers, preschool/kindergarten, and primary grades and on supporting those accomplishments, and elaborations of Vygotsky's ideas from neo-Vygotskians from Russia. FEATURES: Written for the beginning student, the book provides a clear discussion of Vygotskian principles including...a historical overview and a complete chapter on the "Zone of Proximal Development," (ZPD). Each section of the book builds on the other...framework, strategies, and applications of the Vygotskian approach. The work of Vygotsky is compared in a fair and balanced way with the work of Piaget. Examples and activities have been class-tested in a variety of classroom environments including a Head Start program, private preschool, and in the Denver Public Schools.

Creating Robust Vocabulary

Creating Robust Vocabulary Author Isabel L. Beck
ISBN-10 9781606237847
Release 2008-04-28
Pages 186
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Bringing Words to Life has enlivened the classrooms of hundreds of thousands of teachers. Responding to readers' success stories, practical questions, and requests for extended examples, this ideal volume builds on the groundbreaking work of Bringing Words to Life. The authors present additional tools, tips, and detailed explanations of such questions as which words to teach, when and how to teach them, and how to adapt instruction for English language learners. They provide specific instructional sequences, including assessments, for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12, as well as interactive lesson planning resources. Invaluable appendices feature engaging classroom activities and a comprehensive list of children's books and stories with suggested vocabulary for study. See also the authors' Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition: Robust Vocabulary Instruction, the authoritative guide to research-based vocabulary instruction, as well as Making Sense of Phonics, Second Edition: The Hows and Whys, by Isabel L. Beck and Mark E. Beck, an invaluable resource for K-3.

Using Read alouds to Teach Vocabulary

Using Read alouds to Teach Vocabulary Author Karen J. Kindle
ISBN-10 054516513X
Release 2011
Pages 128
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Veteran teacher Karen Kindle offers practical strategies for effectively building children's vocabulary. She shows teachers how to select robust words from read alouds and infuse them into classroom talk throughout day. She offers engaging word-learning strategies, along with dozens of activities that provide meaningful practice with target words. Multiple exposures and repeated use help students master the words they need-setting them up for reading success. Includes 15 fiction and nonfiction units built around popular picture books, complete with lessons and infusion activities. Time-saving tips for boosting vocabulary-learning!

Teaching English Language Learners

Teaching English Language Learners Author Shelley Hong Xu
ISBN-10 9781606235300
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 304
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Grounded in research and practical expertise, this volume helps K?6 teachers skillfully support all of their English language learners (ELLs)?from a single student to an entire classroom. Ideas for teaching ELLs across different grade and proficiency levels include ways to link instruction to students? lived experiences, use a variety of motivating print and electronic texts and materials, engage families, and conduct effective assessments. Chapters are packed with tools and activities for promoting ELLs? development in oral language, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and grammar. Handy reproducibles and ?Voice from the Classroom? teacher vignettes enhance the utility of the book.

Vocabulary Strategies That Work

Vocabulary Strategies That Work Author Lori G. Wilfong
ISBN-10 9781317922018
Release 2013-09-27
Pages 144
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Update your vocabulary practices to meet the Common Core and improve students' word knowledge! This new, clearly-structured guide shows you how. It's packed with engaging, research-based, classroom-ready strategies for teaching vocabulary. Topics include... Selecting meaningful words for direct instruction Strategies for engaging students in word study Helping students come up with their own definitions Authentic vocabulary assessment Greek and Latin word study Bringing vocabulary to life using symbols and pictures Using a word wall effectively Teaching vocabulary all the time Creating opportunities for wide reading Using and expecting academic language For each vocabulary recommendation, you'll learn the research behind it, how it relates to the Common Core, and how to implement it in your classroom. The practical ideas for teaching vocabulary will benefit all of your students, including your English language learners, with specific connections to ELLs included throughout the book. This is a must-have resource for teaching vocabulary and meeting the Common Core standards!

Teaching Academic Vocabulary K 8

Teaching Academic Vocabulary K 8 Author Camille Blachowicz
ISBN-10 9781462510313
Release 2013-04-18
Pages 176
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This book showcases effective ways to build the vocabulary knowledge K-8 learners need to engage meaningfully in reading, writing, and discussion on academic subjects. The distinguished authors draw on decades of classroom experience to explain what academic vocabulary is, how it fits into the Common Core State Standards, and how targeting vocabulary can enhance conceptual understanding in English language arts, social studies, and math and science. Rich classroom vignettes, teaching tips, and examples of student work are included. The book also features helpful figures, word lists, discussion questions, and recommended print and online resources.