Nourishing Vocabulary: Balancing Words and Learning

Nourishing Vocabulary: Balancing Words and Learning

By: Judith A. Scott (author), Shira I. Lubliner (author)Paperback

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Nurture children's intellectual growth with meaningful ideas and rich language experiences! This unique book emphasizes the importance of supporting students' academic development with targeted vocabulary instruction that includes a wide range of language forms and words. The authors provide sound theory and practical techniques to help teachers bridge the achievement gap by strengthening vocabulary, deepening literacy skills, and raising performance levels for all children. This rich resource includes specific strategies for: vocabulary acquisition, read alouds and independent reading, decoding unknown words, helping students distinguish between language patterns at home and at school.

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About Author

Shira Lubliner is the president of California Professors of Reading/Language Arts. She has been an educator for more than thirty years, working as a classroom teacher, a private school principal, and currently as an associate professor of teacher education at California State University, East Bay. She is the author of numerous articles and several books, including A Practical Guide to Reciprocal Teaching (Wright Group/McGraw-Hill, 2001), Getting Into Words: Vocabulary Instruction that Strengthens Comprehension (Brookes, 2005), and Nourishing Vocabulary (co-authored with Judith C. Scott, published by Corwin Press, 2008). Lubliner presents workshops for teachers on vocabulary instruction and reading comprehension throughout the country.

Contents

Foreword by Donald Bear Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction 1. An Overview of the Vocabulary Pyramid 2. The Nature of Word Learning 3. Developing an Overall Vocabulary Plan 4. Planning Instruction for Primary Students 5. Planning Instruction for Upper Elementary Students 6. Planning Instruction for Secondary Students 7. Differentiating Instruction for English Learners and Students With Special Needs 8. Vocabulary Assessment and Evaluation 9. Programmatic Change Appendix A: Reference Materials for Teaching English Appendix B: Reproducible Materials References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/06/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412942461
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9781412942461
  • weight: 498
  • ISBN10: 1412942462

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