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ERIC Number: EJ819151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
For the Love of Words: Fostering Word Consciousness in Young Readers
Graves, Michael F.; Watts-Taffe, Susan
Reading Teacher, v62 n3 p185-193 Nov 2008
Recent descriptions of comprehensive vocabulary programs identify fostering word consciousness (getting students really interested in and excited about words) as a crucial component of effective programs. This article defines word consciousness, explains why it is important and how it fits into the curriculum, describes a six-part framework designed to act as a scaffold as teachers design word consciousness activities for their classrooms, and provides examples of each of these six types of word-consciousness activities. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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