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ERIC Number: ED491782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 208
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5576-6789-6
Getting Into Words: Vocabulary Instruction that Strengthens Comprehension
Lubliner, Shira
Brookes Publishing Company
For children with poor vocabulary development, reading is intimidating rather than exciting. That is why elementary and middle school teachers need this activity-filled guidebook--to improve students' independent word learning skills and strengthen their comprehension so they will tackle their schoolwork with confidence. Teachers will start by learning about the model developed by the author, who believes that good vocabulary skills come from knowing important words and knowing how and when to use word acquisition strategies. Then teachers will motivate their students with a wide range of fun, engaging worksheets that go beyond traditional methods like memorizing word lists. Educators will find guidelines on teaching vocabulary to younger children and English language learners and helping students implement vocabulary strategies spontaneously. They will also benefit from sample student-teacher interactions, answer keys to the student worksheets, and guidance on managing a schoolwide vocabulary development program. This practical, easy-to-use book--built around research-based principles--really helps children "get into words" so they will be confident, motivated readers ready for school success. This book is divided into the following parts: (1) Getting Started; (2) Teaching Clarifying Strategies; (3) Developing Metacognitive Skills, contains; (4) Building Word Knowledge; (5) Teaching Vocabulary to Young Children and English Language Learners; and (6) Managing a Comprehensive Vocabulary Development Program. The following are appended: (1) Glossary; and (2) Answer Key. An index is also included. [This book was written with the assistance of Linda Smetana and was published by Brookes Publishing Company.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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