ERIC Number: ED507426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 0
Vocabulary at the Center
Benjamin, Amy; Crow, John T.
Eye on Education
In "Vocabulary at the Center," Amy Benjamin and John T. Crow identify the most effective methods for extending the use of new words--in every grade level and across all subjects. This book shows teachers how to use context-driven exercises to incorporate new words into other areas of study. This book contains information about the authors, an introduction, and a user's guide. Contents include: (1) Vocabulary at the Center; (2) What Do You Know When You "Know" a Word?; (3) What Words Do We Teach?; (4) Receptive vs. Productive Vocabulary; (5) Brain-Based Vocabulary Learning; (6) How Words Stay Learned; (7) Depth of Processing: The Key to Durable Vocabulary Learning; (8) Guessing from Context; and (9) Assessment. Appended are: (1) Generic Academic Vocabulary; (2) Latin and Greek Word Components; (3) Shallow vs. Deep Processing; (4) Vocabulary Quizzes; (5) Phrasal Verbs and Their Latinate Counterparts; (6) Model Activity for Vocabulary Expansion: Let's Get Kids Talking About Words; (7) Anchor Activities for Vocabulary Development; and (8) Frequency of Occurrence. A list of works cited is also included.
Descriptors: Tests, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Brain, Learning Processes, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Word Lists, Vocabulary Skills, Cues, Etymology
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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