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Allen, Janet – Voices from the Middle, 2006
An expert on vocabulary instruction, Allen reviews what we know as a profession to be of value to students and offers three types of practices that demonstrate meaningful vocabulary instruction. She also describes how vocabulary words can be used as a rich source of assessment. (Contains 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Vocabulary Development, Reading Comprehension, Class Activities
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Allen, Janet – Voices from the Middle, 2003
Shares several middle level teachers' best ideas for teaching vocabulary. Describes using word lines with English as a second language students. Shares a vocabulary activity that could be used across content areas. Describes how to use the current words on a word wall to make a transition into a new unit and the beginning of new word lists. (SG)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, English (Second Language), English Instruction, Instructional Innovation
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Allen, Janet – Voices from the Middle, 2003
Explains how to help students understand the relationship between figuring out words and the ability to comprehend a text. Describes how to solidify the word-learning/comprehension connection via explaining, modeling, and supporting transfer to independence. Concludes that explaining, modeling, and supporting transfer to independence form the…
Descriptors: Independent Reading, Middle Schools, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction
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Allen, Janet – Voices from the Middle, 2003
Describes how the author uses three properties of vocabulary instruction that increase comprehension: integration, repetition, and meaningful use. Notes that these three properties can be a natural part of the teaching and learning that occur each day in the classroom. (SG)
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Reading Comprehension, Reading Material Selection, Secondary Education
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Allen, Janet – Voices from the Middle, 2002
Discusses how students cite two difficulties that consistently get in the way of their success during content reading: boring texts and too many difficult words. Suggests the use of graphic organizers that help learners break down information they would have overlooked because it seemed too abstract or difficult. Concludes that the best resource…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Graphic Organizers, Reader Text Relationship, Secondary Education
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Allen, Janet – Voices from the Middle, 2002
Offers instructional suggestions for helping students understand the specialized language used in standardized tests they will encounter. (SG)
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Instructional Innovation, Secondary Education, Test Wiseness
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Allen, Janet – Voices from the Middle, 2000
Argues that what really matters in vocabulary development is that students come to love words, know that words have power, and develop for themselves a range of language choices. Argues that this can be brought about in classrooms with effective practice for vocabulary instruction: extensive reading, meaningful word study, and diverse…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Language Arts, Language Attitudes