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ERIC Number: ED512599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 0
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-8773-9862-9
Teaching Reading Vocabulary
Nicholson, Tom; Dymock, Sue
Would you like your students to be excited when they read a new word and keen to work out its meaning straight away? This book will turn them into word detectives, ready to tackle any new word they come across. And when writing, would you like them to make sentences that have interesting and descriptive words like "shamble," "ravenous" or "meandering"? "Teaching Reading Vocabulary" presents five research-based vocabulary strategies that every student can use: making use of context clues when reading; breaking words into meaningful parts and understanding the structure of the English language; creating vocabulary concept maps; exploring the multiple meaning of words and figurative language; and searching the dictionary and thesaurus to build knowledge of meanings, synonyms, antonyms and word origins. This book will be useful for meeting the National Reading and Writing Standards and links to the "Literacy Learning Progressions."
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research