Vocabulary Strategies That Work

Author: Lori G. Wilfong
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317922018
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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!

Nonfiction Strategies That Work

Author: Lori G. Wilfong
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317936892
Format: PDF
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Teachers are being bombarded with ideas for teaching nonfiction, but what really works? In this essential book, dynamic author Lori G. Wilfong describes ten best practices for teaching nonfiction and how to implement them in the classroom. She also points out practices that should be avoided, helping you figure out which strategies to ditch and which to embrace. Topics covered include... Finding quality, differentiated texts to teach content Selecting support strategies with purpose Providing students with a range of scaffolds for effective summary writing Purposely selecting vocabulary words to support content learning Working with students to develop strategies to cite textual evidence Using text structure as both a reading and writing tool for analyzing nonfiction And much more! Every chapter begins with an engaging scenario and ends with action steps to help you get started. The book also contains tons of handy templates that you can reproduce and use in your own classroom.

Dare to Differentiate Third Edition

Author: Danny Brassell
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462514618
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

The Vocabulary Book

Author: Michael F. Graves
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807775029
Format: PDF, ePub
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This extensively revised and expanded edition of the bestselling text and teaching resource incorporates the newest research in vocabulary learning and instruction into a complete and balanced program for all K–12 students, from those who struggle in school to those who excel. Literacy expert Michael Graves presents a four-pronged vocabulary program that he has developed and honed for over 30 years. The program has the following four components: Frequent, Varied, and Extensive Language Experiences; Teaching Individual Words; Teaching Word Learning Strategies; and Fostering Word Consciousness. The text includes theory, research-based strategies, vocabulary interventions, classroom examples, advice for working with English learners, discussion of next-generation standards, and more. The Vocabulary Book, Second Edition will appeal to reading and subject-area teachers, teacher educators, and school, district, and state leaders. New for the Second Edition: Instructional approaches developed and classroom-tested since the release of the first edition. A chapter specifically on teaching vocabulary to English learners. A chapter specifically on selecting vocabulary words to teach. Curricular and instructional elements designed to meet and exceed Common Core State Standards. An emphasis on vocabulary as a vital resource for all students in our increasingly diverse society. “If you believe vocabulary instruction is vital to reading, writing, and thinking, then Michael Graves’ Second Edition of The Vocabulary Book will give you the tools for powerful instruction, as many teachers discovered with the First Edition. This book will shift your perspective and you will reap the benefits of placing vocabulary at the center of your instruction.” —Peter Dewitz, district level reading consultant, Mary Baldwin College “Now that ‘vocabulary’ is included on the Nation’s Report Card, teachers will want to know how to help students increase their word power. Graves’s advice will be invaluable in what to do—and what not to do.” —Robert Calfee, professor emeritus, Stanford University “This book is an excellent resource for practitioners interested in developing a comprehensive program for building vocabulary in children. It is also of great value for researchers who wish to design and test vocabulary interventions.” —Diane August, senior research scientist, Center for Applied Linguistics

35 Strategies for Developing Content Area Vocabulary

Author: Brenda H. Spencer
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131750159
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Whether working with students in an upper elementary, middle school or high school classroom, teachers are responsible for helping students explore the complexities of vocabulary instruction. In 35 Strategies for Developing Content Area Vocabulary offers teachers in grades 4-12 concrete directives for addressing vocabulary instruction in content area lessons. They categorize their strategy presentation in four explicit ways; preparing to learn words, building word knowledge, appying word knowledge or encouraging word learning. Teachers utilizing these strategies will become more precise in their instruction and better meet the needs of ALL their students including English Learners because student achievement is dependent on their mastery of the specialized vocabulary related to various content area disciplines and is highly correlated to their reading comprehension.

Vocabulary Learning Strategies and Foreign Language Acquisition

Author: Višnja Pavičić Takač
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847690386
Format: PDF, Docs
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The book discusses vocabulary learning strategies as an integral subgroup of language learning strategies. It defines language learning strategies in general and their features on the basis of cognitive theory and relevant models of second language acquisition as the basis for empirical research. Furthermore, the book gives a survey of research on vocabulary learning strategies and describes three original empirical studies. Thus, the book attempts at integrating the approaches of theories of second language acquisition, the theory and practice of instructed foreign language learning, and the findings of current empirical research.

CliffsNotes RICA 2nd Edition

Author: Beth Andersen-Perak
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544183665
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Get subject reviews by domain, analyses of question types, a vocabulary list, and two full-length practice tests

Strategies for Building Academic Vocabulary in Mathematics

Author: Christine Dugan
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1425891918
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Boost students' mathematics vocabulary with easy-to-implement effective strategies! Sample lessons using each strategy are included for grade spans 1-2, 3-5, 6-8, and K-12 using vocabulary words from standards-based, content-specific units of study. Each strategy also includes suggestions for differentiating instruction. Each notebook includes 25 research-based strategies, differentiation suggestions for each strategy, assessment strategies, sample word lists including both specialized content and general academic words, and parent letters in both English and Spanish. Also included is a Teacher Resource CD with PDFs of resource pages, word lists, assessment pages, and parent letters. This resource is correlated to the Common Core State Standards and is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.

Strategies for Building Academic Vocabulary in Social Studies

Author: Christine Dugan
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1425890873
Format: PDF, ePub
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Boost students' social studies vocabulary with easy-to-implement effective strategies! Sample lessons using each strategy are included for grade spans 1-2, 3-5, and 6-8 using vocabulary words from standards-based, content-specific units of study. Each strategy also includes suggestions for differentiating instruction. Each notebook includes 25 research-based strategies, differentiation suggestions for each strategy, assessment strategies, sample word lists including both specialized content and general academic words, and parent letters in both English and Spanish. Also included is a Teacher Resource CD with PDFs of resource pages, word lists, assessment pages, and parent letters. This resource is correlated to the Common Core State Standards and is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 280pp.