ERIC Number: ED494237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
The Vocabulary Book: Learning & Instruction
Graves, Michael F.
Teachers College Press
This book presents a comprehensive plan for vocabulary instruction from kindergarten through high school--a plan broad enough for students with small or exceptional vocabularies, and every child in between. Written by one of the top experts in the field, this book offers a research-based program with plenty of classroom examples and strategies that teachers can use. The reader will get sound advice and models of exemplary instruction as well as portraits of comprehensive vocabulary programs in primary, elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. Teachers can use this book's four-part vocabulary curriculum to provide their students with rich and varied language experiences, to teach individual words and word-learning strategies, and to foster word consciousness. The book is divided into the following parts: (1) Introduction; (2) Words and Word Learning; (3) Providing Rich and Varied Language Experiences; (4) Teaching Individual Words; (5) Teaching Word-Learning Strategies; (6) Promoting Word Consciousness; and (7) Classroom Portraits of Effective Vocabulary Instruction. It concludes with a list of children's and adolescent literature cited; a list of references; an index; and information about the author. [This book was also co-published with Teachers College Press.]
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Curriculum, Adolescent Literature, Vocabulary Development, Language Acquisition, Learning Strategies, Word Recognition, Childrens Literature
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.; National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.