ERIC Number: ED456459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Word Power: What Every Educator Needs To Know about Teaching Vocabulary. NEA Success in Reading Series.
Stahl, Steven; Kapinus, Barbara
A good vocabulary is one of the major building blocks for success in reading, and every content area has vocabulary to master. This book offers K-12 classroom teachers proven techniques for effective vocabulary instruction. The learning strategies described in the book will help students develop thinking skills that involve analysis, comparison and contrast, organization of information, and application of information. Chapter 1 suggests ways to enhance vocabulary through reading. Chapter 2 describes strategies that students can eventually use on their own as they take charge of their own vocabulary development. Chapter 3 discusses strategies to help students understand how words function in communication and figurative language. (Contains 20 references and lists 16 recommended resources.). (RS)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Vocabulary Development
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.