Making Words REAL

Author: Joanne Billingsley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317367936
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Learn how to tap into the power of imagery, communication, and collaboration to make vocabulary building fun and meaningful! Research has proven that students with a larger, more nuanced vocabulary become more proficient readers, writers, critical thinkers, and learners, making them more likely to succeed in academic environments. In this new book from Joanne M. Billingsley, an award-winning teacher and educational consultant, you will discover how to help your K-12 students expand their academic vocabulary across the content areas. Topics include: Using card sorts and video trailers to make vocabulary-building interactive; Expanding your teaching strategies to support ELLs and early readers; Building students’ word knowledge through emblematic and iconic gestures; Writing and asking scaffolded questions to get all students engaged with academic vocabulary; And much, much more! The book also features sample teacher-to-student dialogues to demonstrate how to talk about words, as well as games and activities that motivate students and help word meanings stick. No matter what subject area you teach, your students will benefit from the exciting and powerful strategies in this book.

Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core

Author: Marilee Sprenger
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416615717
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Your students may recognize words like determine, analyze, and distinguish, but do they understand these words well enough to quickly and completely answer a standardized test question? For example, can they respond to a question that says "determine the point of view of John Adams in his Letter on Thomas Jefferson' and analyze how he distinguishes his position from an alternative approach articulated by Thomas Jefferson"? Students from kindergarten to 12th grade can learn to compare and contrast, to describe and explain, if they are taught these words explicitly. Marilee Sprenger has curated a list of the critical words students must know to be successful with the Common Core State Standards and any other standardized assessment they encounter. Fun strategies such as jingles, movements, and graphic organizers will engage students and make learning these critical words enjoyable and effective. Learning the critical vocabulary will help your students with testing and college and career readiness, and will equip them with confidence in reading, writing, and speaking. Marilee Sprenger is also the author of How to Teach So Students Remember, Learning and Memory, and Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age.

Differentiated Reading Instruction

Author: Jules Csillag
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317247655
Format: PDF, Docs
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Learn how tech tools can make it easier to differentiate reading instruction, so you can reach all of your students and help them increase their fluency and comprehension. This practical guide brings together evidence-based principles for differentiated reading instruction and user-friendly tech tools, to help middle level students grow as readers in fun, interactive, and engaging ways. You’ll find out how to: Use text-to-speech tools to facilitate decoding and fluency development; Develop tech-based vocabulary lessons for direct and contextual instruction; Get your students engaged in research and nonfiction texts with videos, custom search engines, and interactive annotation tools; Differentiate your fiction reading instruction with visualization, prediction, and summarization exercises; Encourage students to enhance their reading through using dictation software and diverse Google tools; Create your own formative and summative assessments for students at all levels of reading ability. Throughout the book, ideas are provided for both basic technology use and for more advanced applications--so no matter your comfort level with technology, you’ll find strategies that you can implement in your classroom immediately.

Making Words Stick

Author: Kellie Buis
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
ISBN: 1551381745
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Making Words Stick shows you how to move beyond spelling lists and rote memorization to make words both meaningful and memorable for all your students. It builds on the connection between vocabulary and comprehension and guides teachers in their most important task— building a strong literacy foundation. Full of efficient, effective, and engaging strategies, this useful guide explores innovative ways to organize vocabulary instruction in the grade 1 to 8 classroom. It demonstrates how to: create a positive, student–centered environment for the concept-based, multi-layered learning of words; teach vocabulary during shared reading, guided reading, and independent center time; incorporate visual displays of read aloud/picture study vocabulary to develop important conceptual knowledge; introduce think-and-search prompts and stretch charts to expand word knowledge during shared reading; build reading and writing independence with a wealth of fun small-group, and word-play challenges. From the role of semantics and syntax to original classroom-tested activities, this imaginative guide helps you give your students the lifelong gift of words and language.

Aim to Grow Your Brain

Author: Joanne M. Billingsley
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 9781608441143
Format: PDF, Docs
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Aim to Grow Your Brain A Guide for Teachers, Parents, and Students Do you know that student perceptions about intelligence profoundly influence school performance? When students learn, that intelligence is expandable - that the brain responds dramatically to effort, reflection, and practice - they begin to embrace new challenges, and overcome fear of failure. The message "smart is something you get, not just something you are," is a powerful one. It offers life-changing hope for growing a better brain through personal effort. Discover neuroscience lessons that... Inspire students to embrace academic challenges, and believe in their potential for intellectual growth. Motivate teachers to create an enriched, challenging academic environment, and discover its impact on learning. Provide a message of hope: "If you embrace challenges, give your best effort, and practice - you will grow in intelligence. We all have the potential to grow a better brain." Deliver this message of hope... and watch lives change.

Teaching Academic Vocabulary K 8

Author: Camille Blachowicz
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462510310
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Words Words Words

Author: Jack Umstatter
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787971168
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Words, Words, Words offers teachers a handy and much-needed resource filled with creative and engaging games and activities that will help students in grades 7-12 improve their vocabulary. The book features proven, practical, and accessible methods to encourage your students to increase their vocabularies and have fun while they are doing it. Words, Words, Words is divided into thirty thematic units each containing fifteen interrelated words. Each unit contains four different ready-to-use activities for each group of words. The book is designed to help students understand each word’s meaning, associations, similarities, and differences and includes dynamic classroom-tested activities such as Crossword puzzles Matching columns Magic squares Jumbles Word finds Close reading Multiple choice questions Concealed quotations Riddles

101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick

Author: Marilee Sprenger
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416623108
Format: PDF, Docs
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Veteran educator Marilee Sprenger explains how to teach the essential, high-frequency words that appear in academic contexts--and reverse the disadvantages of what she calls "word poverty." Drawing on research and experience, Sprenger provides a rich array of engaging strategies to help educators across all content areas and grade levels not only teach students a large quantity of words but also ensure that they know these words well. You'll find * An overview of how the brain learns and retains new words, including the three stages of building long-term memories: encoding, storage, and retrieval. * Encoding strategies to introduce words in novel ways and jump-start the memory process. * Rehearsal strategies to help students put words into long-term storage. * Review strategies to help students strengthen their retrieval skills and gain the automaticity needed for reading comprehension. * Ways to address planning and assessment as crucial, intersecting supports of a robust vocabulary program. This comprehensive resource has everything you need to help your students profoundly expand their vocabulary, enabling them to speak, read, and write with greater understanding and confidence.

Building Academic Vocabulary

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781418949860
Format: PDF, Docs
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In Building Academic Vocabulary: Teacher s Manual, Robert J. Marzano and Debra J. Pickering give teachers a practical way to help students master academic vocabulary. Research has shown that when teachers, schools, and districts take a systematic approach to helping students identify and master essential vocabulary and concepts of a given subject area, student comprehension and achievement rises. In the manual, readers will find the following tools: * A method to help teachers, schools, and districts determine which academic vocabulary terms are most essential for their needs * A six-step process for direct instruction in subject area vocabulary * A how-to to help students use the Building Academic Vocabulary: Student Notebook. The six-step method encourages students to learn critical academic vocabulary by connecting these terms to prior knowledge using linguistic and non-linguistic means that further encourage the refinement and deepening of their understanding. * Suggestions for tailoring academic vocabulary procedures for English Language Learners. * Samples and blackline masters for a variety of review activities and games that reinforce and refine student understanding of the academic terms and concepts they learn. The book also includes a list of 7, 923 vocabulary terms culled from the national standards documents and other publications, organized into 11 subject areas and 4 grade-level categories. Building Academic Vocabulary: Teacher s Manual puts into practice the research and ideas outlined in Marzano s previous book Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement. Using the teacher s manual and vocabulary notebooks, educators can guide students in using tools and activities that will help them deepen their own understanding of critical academic vocabulary--the building blocks for achievement in each discipline.