ERIC Number: ED491839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Instructional Strategies for Teaching Content Vocabulary, Grades 4-12
Harmon, Janis M.; Wood, Karen D.; Hedrick, Wanda B.
International Reading Association (NJ3)
This practical resource offers more than 40 strategies that teachers in all content areas can use to help students--including English learners and struggling readers--understand new words, phrases, and concepts. Far more than best means of teaching specific words, these strategies will tap students' curiosity, engage and empower them, develop their critical thinking skills, and help them make connections. This book is organized into the following seven chapters: (1) Words and the Ideas They Represent-The Heart of Content Learning; (2) Planning a Content Lesson With a Vocabulary Focus; (3) Connecting and Relating Ideas; (4) Clarifying Words Meanings; (5) Identifying and Remembering Terms; (6) Examining Words Parts; and (7) Monitoring and Assessing Content Word Learning.
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Vocabulary Development, Critical Thinking, English (Second Language), Content Area Reading, Lesson Plans, Student Evaluation, Reading Instruction
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