Author: I. S. P. Nation
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub
Teaching Vocabulary: Strategies and Techniques thoroughly examines over 60 teaching techniques and suggests clear, research-based principles for vocabulary training. This unified approach represents vocabulary instruction through listening, speaking, reading, and writing development.
How to Teach Vocabulary
Author: Scott Thornbury
Publisher: Pearson Education India
Author: Marilee Sprenger
All teachers know that a robust vocabulary gives students the communication skills they need to do well on tests and shine in the classroom--and the best way to ensure successful vocabulary instruction is to embrace new and engaging strategies that don't take too much time away from other work. To get the clock on their side and do what's best for their students, teachers need to learn how to provide short and effective vocabulary mini-lessons that can be used at any point during class. Marilee Sprenger's Vocab Rehab model offers teachers easy-to-implement 10-minute instructional strategies that can help time-strapped teachers ensure that their students have a sound grasp of both general and content-specific words across grade levels and subject areas.
Building on Michael Graves's bestseller, The Vocabulary Book, this new resource offers a comprehensive plan for vocabulary instruction that K–12 teachers can use with English language learners. It is broad enough to include instruction for students who are just beginning to build their English vocabularies, as well as for students whose English vocabularies are approaching those of native speakers. The authors describe a four-pronged program that follows these key components: providing rich and varied language experiences; teaching individual words; teaching word learning strategies; and fostering word consciousness. This user-friendly book integrates up-to-date research on best practices into each chapter and includes vignettes, classroom activities, sample lessons, a list of children's literature, and more.
Words, Words, Words
Author: Janet Allen
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
A teacher presents strategies for helping students in grades 4-12 retain vocabulary knowledge, discussing such topics as concept knowledge, word and structural analysis, context as a text support, lasting and meaningful word learning, and using reading as the key vocabulary teaching tool.
The Vocabulary Book
Author: Michael F. Graves
Publisher: Teachers College Press
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 K12 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 Nations Report Card, teachers will want to know how to help students increase their word power. Gravess advice will be invaluable in what to doand 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
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.
This comprehensive introduction to vocabulary makes research and theory accessible to language teachers.
Includes reproducible forms.
* New glossary to explain teaching terms * DVD with classroom demonstrations of core classroom techniques * New chapter on testing How to Teach English is the only methodology book for "early stage" teachers that has a DVD with clips from actual classess and accompanying activities.
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. A must-have resource for any K-12 classroom teacher, Teaching Vocabulary in All Classrooms, 5/e presents a comprehensive framework for seamlessly and effectively incorporating vocabulary into everyday classroom instruction across all content areas. Respected literacy researchers and educators Camille Blachowicz and Peter J. Fisher provide fresh and current ideas for implementing best-practice vocabulary research and classroom-tested strategies for beginning as well as experienced teachers who want to build or revitalize their curriculum. This new edition retains the most popular features of the earlier edition and now includes: new and expanded ideas for teaching academic vocabulary, new resources such as learner’s dictionaries for spelling and morphology instruction for older students, expanded coverage of vocabulary instruction for diverse students, particularly English language learners and struggling readers, and an emphasis on connections to the Common Core State Standards.
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.
A primary-grade teacher shares her classroom-tested and engaging activities that will help every child's vocabulary grow. Packed with ideas designed specifically for grades K-2.
Based on the premise that a systematic approach to vocabulary development results in better learning, this text examines the underlying principles of vocabulary acquisition, including the most effective teaching and learning techniques currently available. The author draws on a hundred years of research, experimentation, and classroom experience and provides relevant applications to the teaching of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
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!