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ERIC Number: ED501478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 179
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5938-5754-7
Creating Robust Vocabulary: Frequently Asked Questions and Extended Examples
Beck, Isabel L.; McKeown, Margaret G.; Kucan, Linda
Guilford Publications
Responding to readers' stories, questions, and requests for extended examples, this book was developed as a complementary volume to "Bringing Words to Life." The authors present additional tools, tips, and explanations of such questions as which words to teach, when and how to teach them, and how to adapt instruction for English language learners. They provide specific instructional sequences, including assessments, for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12, as well as interactive lesson planning resources.Appendixes feature a quick-reference menu of instructional activities and a list of children's books and stories with suggested Tier Two words for study. Seven chapters include: (1) Vocabulary and Its Effects; (2) Which Words?; (3) The Basics: When and How to Teach; (4) Some Nitty-Gritties of Instruction; (5) What about English Language Learners?; (6) Extended Examples; and (7) Professional Development. Appended are: (1) Menu of Instructional Activities; and (2) Some Well-Known Books and Stories and Corresponding Tier Two Word Candidates.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 1; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Kindergarten; Middle Schools; Primary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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