101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick

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Author: Marilee Sprenger

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416623132

Category: Education

Page: 106

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Veteran educator Marilee Sprenger explains how to teach the essential, high-frequency words that appear in academic contexts--and reverse the disadvantages of what she calls “word poverty.” Drawing on research and experience, Sprenger provides a rich array of engaging strategies to help educators across all content areas and grade levels not only teach students a large quantity of words but also ensure that they know these words well. You’ll find * An overview of how the brain learns and retains new words, including the three stages of building long-term memories: encoding, storage, and retrieval. * Encoding strategies to introduce words in novel ways and jump-start the memory process. * Rehearsal strategies to help students put words into long-term storage. * Review strategies to help students strengthen their retrieval skills and gain the automaticity needed for reading comprehension. * Ways to address planning and assessment as crucial, intersecting supports of a robust vocabulary program. This comprehensive resource has everything you need to help your students profoundly expand their vocabulary, enabling them to speak, read, and write with greater understanding and confidence.

101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick

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Author: Marilee Sprenger

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416623108

Category: Education

Page: 106

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Veteran educator Marilee Sprenger explains how to teach the essential, high-frequency words that appear in academic contexts--and reverse the disadvantages of what she calls "word poverty." Drawing on research and experience, Sprenger provides a rich array of engaging strategies to help educators across all content areas and grade levels not only teach students a large quantity of words but also ensure that they know these words well. You'll find * An overview of how the brain learns and retains new words, including the three stages of building long-term memories: encoding, storage, and retrieval. * Encoding strategies to introduce words in novel ways and jump-start the memory process. * Rehearsal strategies to help students put words into long-term storage. * Review strategies to help students strengthen their retrieval skills and gain the automaticity needed for reading comprehension. * Ways to address planning and assessment as crucial, intersecting supports of a robust vocabulary program. This comprehensive resource has everything you need to help your students profoundly expand their vocabulary, enabling them to speak, read, and write with greater understanding and confidence.

Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core

55 Words that Make Or Break Student Understanding

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Author: Marilee Sprenger

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416615717

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Your students may recognize words like determine, analyze, and distinguish, but do they understand these words well enough to quickly and completely answer a standardized test question? For example, can they respond to a question that says "determine the point of view of John Adams in his Letter on Thomas Jefferson' and analyze how he distinguishes his position from an alternative approach articulated by Thomas Jefferson"? Students from kindergarten to 12th grade can learn to compare and contrast, to describe and explain, if they are taught these words explicitly. Marilee Sprenger has curated a list of the critical words students must know to be successful with the Common Core State Standards and any other standardized assessment they encounter. Fun strategies such as jingles, movements, and graphic organizers will engage students and make learning these critical words enjoyable and effective. Learning the critical vocabulary will help your students with testing and college and career readiness, and will equip them with confidence in reading, writing, and speaking. Marilee Sprenger is also the author of How to Teach So Students Remember, Learning and Memory, and Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age.

Vocabulary Games for the Classroom

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Author: Lindsay Carleton,Robert Marzano

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 1935543113

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Make direct vocabulary instruction fun and successful with this simple, straightforward, and easy-to-use book. Hundreds of critical vocabulary terms handpicked by Dr. Marzano cover four content areas and all grade levels. Each game identifies the appropriate grade level and subject area, as well as whether or not the students should already be familiar with the vocabulary.

Teaching Academic Vocabulary K-8

Effective Practices across the Curriculum

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Author: Camille Blachowicz,Peter Fisher,Donna Ogle,Susan Watts Taffe

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462510310

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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This book showcases effective ways to build the vocabulary knowledge K-8 learners need to engage meaningfully in reading, writing, and discussion on academic subjects. The distinguished authors draw on decades of classroom experience to explain what academic vocabulary is, how it fits into the Common Core State Standards, and how targeting vocabulary can enhance conceptual understanding in English language arts, social studies, and math and science. Rich classroom vignettes, teaching tips, and examples of student work are included. The book also features helpful figures, word lists, discussion questions, and recommended print and online resources.

Vocab Rehab

How do I teach vocabulary effectively with limited time? (ASCD Arias)

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Author: Marilee Sprenger

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416618775

Category: Education

Page: 39

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All teachers know that a robust vocabulary gives students the communication skills they need to do well on tests and shine in the classroom--and the best way to ensure successful vocabulary instruction is to embrace new and engaging strategies that don't take too much time away from other work. To get the clock on their side and do what's best for their students, teachers need to learn how to provide short and effective vocabulary mini-lessons that can be used at any point during class. Marilee Sprenger's Vocab Rehab model offers teachers easy-to-implement 10-minute instructional strategies that can help time-strapped teachers ensure that their students have a sound grasp of both general and content-specific words across grade levels and subject areas.

Creating Robust Vocabulary

Frequently Asked Questions and Extended Examples

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Author: Isabel L. Beck,Margaret G. McKeown,Linda Kucan

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606237845

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 186

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Bringing Words to Life has enlivened the classrooms of hundreds of thousands of teachers. Responding to readers' success stories, practical questions, and requests for extended examples, this ideal volume builds on the groundbreaking work of Bringing Words to Life. The authors present additional tools, tips, and detailed 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. Invaluable appendices feature engaging classroom activities and a comprehensive list of children's books and stories with suggested vocabulary for study. See also the authors' Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition: Robust Vocabulary Instruction, the authoritative guide to research-based vocabulary instruction, as well as Making Sense of Phonics, Second Edition: The Hows and Whys, by Isabel L. Beck and Mark E. Beck, an invaluable resource for K-3.

How to Teach So Students Remember, 2nd Edition

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Author: Marilee Sprenger

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416625313

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Memory is inextricable from learning; there’s little sense in teaching students something new if they can’t recall it later. Ensuring that the knowledge teachers impart is appropriately stored in the brain and easily retrieved when necessary is a vital component of instruction. In How to Teach So Students Remember, author Marilee Sprenger provides you with a proven, research-based, easy-to-follow framework for doing just that. This second edition of Sprenger’s celebrated book, updated to include recent research and developments in the fields of memory and teaching, offers seven concrete, actionable steps to help students use what they’ve learned when they need it. Step by step, you will discover how to * actively engage your students with new learning; * teach students to reflect on new knowledge in a meaningful way; * train students to recode new concepts in their own words to clarify understanding; * use feedback to ensure that relevant information is binding to necessary neural pathways; * incorporate multiple rehearsal strategies to secure new knowledge in both working and long-term memory; * design lesson reviews that help students retain information beyond the test; and * align instruction, review, and assessment to help students more easily retrieve information. The practical strategies and suggestions in this book, carefully followed and appropriately differentiated, will revolutionize the way you teach and immeasurably improve student achievement. Remember: By consciously crafting lessons for maximum “stickiness,” we can equip all students to remember what’s important when it matters.

Building Academic Language Through Content-Area Text

Strategies to Support English Language Learners

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Author: Erica Bowers,Erica R. Bowers,Laura E. Keisler

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 9781425806316

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Set the stage for effective academic language instruction with strategies that are designed specifically for English language learners and support instruction in content-area vocabulary. The teacher-friendly format includes strategy descriptions, rationale, and resources for easy implementation. Each strategy features examples for different grade levels and content areas. Complete sample lessons demonstrate how strategies can be integrated into content-area instruction. This resource is correlated to the Common Core State Standards. 200pp. + Resource CD

Words, Words, Words

Ready-to-Use Games and Activities for Vocabulary Building, Grades 7-12

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Author: Jack Umstatter

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780787971168

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Words, Words, Words offers teachers a handy and much-needed resource filled with creative and engaging games and activities that will help students in grades 7-12 improve their vocabulary. The book features proven, practical, and accessible methods to encourage your students to increase their vocabularies and have fun while they are doing it. Words, Words, Words is divided into thirty thematic units each containing fifteen interrelated words. Each unit contains four different ready-to-use activities for each group of words. The book is designed to help students understand each word’s meaning, associations, similarities, and differences and includes dynamic classroom-tested activities such as Crossword puzzles Matching columns Magic squares Jumbles Word finds Close reading Multiple choice questions Concealed quotations Riddles

Word Nerds

Teaching All Students to Learn and Love Vocabulary

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Author: Brenda J. Overturf,Leslie H. Montgomery,Margot Holmes Smith

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571109544

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Word Nerds takes you inside classrooms at a high-poverty urban school and shows how two teachers implement creative, flexible vocabulary instruction that improves their students' word knowledge and confidence, enhances classroom community, and increases achievement. Leslie Montgomery and Margot Holmes Smith weave vocabulary into each school day using multisensory instruction that includes music, art, literature, movement, games, drama, writing, test-taking skills, and technology. Along the way, they turn every student into a lover of language. With support from literacy specialist Brenda Overturf, Leslie and Margot have developed a five-part plan--introducing new words in context, adding related synonyms and antonyms, engaging students in several days of active learning, celebrating new words, and assessing vocabulary development--that teaches all students to learn and love vocabulary. This easy-to-read reference explains how to plan, teach, and assess based on the latest research in vocabulary instruction and learning. Forget copying definitions from the dictionary and completing boring worksheets! Word mastery comes from intimate knowledge of language. From prediction to practice to performance, students from all backgrounds can discover how to make words their own. After incorporating Leslie's and Margot's vocabulary plan into your daily instruction, you and your students can become word nerds, too!

Literacy Strategies for Improving Mathematics Instruction

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Author: Joan M. Kenney

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416602305

Category: Education

Page: 113

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Provides teachers with classroom-proven ways to prepare students to be successful math learners by teaching the vocabulary and comprehension skills needed to understand mathematics.

The Developing Brain

Building Language, Reading, Physical, Social, and Cognitive Skills from Birth to Age Eight

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Author: Marilee Sprenger

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628734582

Category: Education

Page: 144

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How can early childhood teachers, administrators, and parents translate discoveries on early brain development into strategies that nurture cognitive growth? The key is to using the information gathered from neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and child development. The Developing Brain offers brain-compatible teaching practices for parents and teachers that are linked to principles for working with young children from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Bestselling author Marilee Sprenger covers the basic structure, vocabulary, and current research on the brain from an early childhood educator’s point of view and provides an abundance of illustrations and descriptions. This user-friendly guide includes: Background information on brain development from birth through age two Scenarios and snapshots of each year from age three through eight Reproducible development checklists Over one hundred brain-based activities for classroom or child care settings And much more! Through an understanding of the phases of language, motor, and social development at each age level, The Developing Brain will help both educators and parents create an enriching educational experience that enhances a child’s growth and fosters an enduring love of learning.

Wiring the Brain for Reading

Brain-Based Strategies for Teaching Literacy

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Author: Marilee B. Sprenger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118234146

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Using the latest neuroscience research to enhance literacy instruction Wiring the Brain for Reading introduces teachers to aspects of the brain's functions that are essential to language and reading development. Marilee Sprenger, a specialist in learning and the brain, provides practical, brain friendly, strategies for teaching essential skills like phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The author's innovative approach aligns well with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and is designed to enhance students' motivation and excitement in reading. Offers a clear explanation of brain functioning in order to enhance language and reading instruction Incorporates proven literacy strategies, games, and activities as well as classroom examples Aligns with Common Core State Standards for learning to read, developing fluency, and interpreting complex texts Wiring the Brain for Reading offers practical strategies for applying the latest research in neuroscience and learning to the classroom.

Piecing It Together

A Systematic Approach Toward More Effective Language Therapy

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Author: Martha Frimer Cheslow MS CCC-SLP

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491749350

Category: Education

Page: 296

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Speech-language pathologists are always rethinking their standards about what constitutes language and about their part in students academic and social success. But what has been lacking is a clearer, more orderly way to work with language- learning disorders. Building on decades of experience in the field, author Martha Frimer Cheslow presents just that in Piecing It Together. Designed for SLPs working with language-impaired children, this practical guide considers the abstract and sometimes puzzling world of language therapy. It focuses on teaching systematically in a clear and organized way and includes features such as valuable background information on each language area, fourteen language skills broken down into manageable objectives, and strategies that SLPs can use to guide themselves through individual goals. an actionable, effective and customizable methodology for language disordered clients...the author presents a systematic approach to teaching the most basic components of a skill. She explains her methodology with laser-like precision as it pertains to skill areas such as pragmatic language skills, phonological awareness, expressive language skills, and many others. US Review of Books A reliable resource for therapists at all levels, this manual can be used in either special education or mainstream population environments. Piecing It Together provides therapists with methods for making good intervention choices and making therapy easier and more satisfying for their clientele and for themselves. The personal, compassionate touch to this manual is what makes it more humane, less technical, and more applicable in its sincerity. She manages to be informative without becoming preachy. Piecing It Together should be required reading for language therapists as well as traditional classroom teachers. Pacific Book Review

Blended Vocabulary for K-12 Classrooms

Harnessing the Power of Digital Tools and Direct Instruction

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Author: Kimberly A. Tyson,Angela B. Peery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991374830

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Benefits Understand the importance of students' vocabulary development and ways educators at the classroom, school, and district levels can positively impact vocabulary building. Learn how to develop effective literacy leadership teams to foster a culture of vocabulary acquisition before implementing instructional strategies. Explore digital tools and how to use them to support word learning in interactive ways. Discover instructional strategies for teaching vocabulary to elementary students, secondary students, special education students, and English learners. Explore vocabulary word classification systems and methods for selecting vocabulary words to include in direct instruction. Access activities, recommended books, and other resources that support the three tiers of vocabulary instruction. In Blended Vocabulary for K-12 Classrooms: Harnessing the Power of Digital Tools and Direct Instruction, authors Kimberly A. Tyson and Angela B. Peery note the gap in vocabulary knowledge and instruction that pervades K-12 classrooms and illustrate why it is vital for elementary and secondary students to gain effective vocabulary instruction to achieve at high levels. Created for teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, and literacy teams, this resource outlines a research-based model that will help you ensure English learners, general education students, and special education students master tiered vocabulary. With greater understanding of how to teach vocabulary effectively and incorporate digital tools, you can develop a blended approach to word learning that makes a significant impact on achievement. Contents Chapter 1: A Culture of Word Learning Chapter 2: A New Model for Effective Vocabulary Instruction Chapter 3: Methods for Classifying and Selecting Vocabulary Words Chapter 4: Effective Instruction and Assessment Chapter 5: Vocabulary Strategies for Elementary Students Chapter 6: Vocabulary Strategies for Secondary Students Chapter 7: Vocabulary Strategies for Special Populations Appendix A: Digital Tools That Support Vocabulary and Word Learning Appendix B: Save the Last Word for Me Directions Appendix C: Template for Vocabulary in a Unit of Study Appendix D: Suggested Books Containing Tier Two Vocabulary Words for Primary and Intermediate Grades Appendix E: Annotated Bibliography of Vocabulary Books to Integrate Into Word Learning

Creative Ways to Help Children Manage BIG Feelings

A Therapist's Guide to Working with Preschool and Primary Children

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Author: Fiona Zandt,Suzanne Barrett

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784504874

Category: Education

Page: 200

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To be able to effectively offer therapy to children, complex therapeutic concepts need to be presented in an appropriate and engaging manner. This practical guide provides clinicians with a way in which to do so, with numerous games and imaginative activities to help children aged 4-12 to express and understand their feelings. Part I provides a comprehensive guide to working therapeutically with children and families, while Part II outlines 47 creative therapeutic activities. Each activity is presented with clear instructions using inexpensive and readily available resources and the objective and rationale of each activity is given, making it easily applicable. Activities range from using an easy to make volcano to help children better understand anger, to using a ball of string to illustrate how one person's feelings affect the whole family. This book is an invaluable resource for newly qualified clinicians, and also a treasure trove of creative ideas for experienced therapists.

The Threads of Reading

Strategies for Literacy Development

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Author: Karen Tankersley

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416612602

Category: Education

Page: 184

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How can teachers make sure that all students gain the reading skills they need to be successful in school and in life? In this book, Karen Tankersley describes the six foundational "threads" that students need to study in order to become effective readers: phonemic awareness, phonics and decoding, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and higher-order processing. For each area, the author explains how students acquire the reading skills they need and offers a series of skill-building strategies and activities that teachers can use in the classroom. Although reading is perhaps most intensely taught in the kindergarten and 1st-grade classrooms, Tankersley emphasizes that helping students become lifelong readers is a task for all teachers, including content-area teachers in middle and high schools. The Threads of Reading addresses key questions about literacy, such as * What makes a difference in reading achievement? * How much reading time is enough? * How can teachers use writing to build reading skills? * How can teachers help students make meaning from their reading? The strategies in this book address many situations, from individual instruction to small- or large-group instruction, from kindergarten to high school. Teachers will appreciate the multitude of activities provided, and administrators will learn to better evaluate the reading programs in place in their districts and schools. Grounded in both research and "teacher lore" from actual classrooms, this book is a solid guide to helping students become lifelong readers.

Building Literacy in Social Studies

Strategies for Improving Comprehension and Critical Thinking

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Author: Donna Ogle,Ronald M. Klemp,Bill McBride

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416605584

Category: Education

Page: 218

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Preparing students to be active, informed, literate citizens is one of the primary functions of public schools. But how can students become engaged citizens if they can't read, let alone understand, their social studies texts? What can educators--and social studies teachers in particular--do to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and motivation to become engaged in civic life? Building Literacy in Social Studies addresses this question by presenting both the underlying concepts and the research-based techniques that teachers can use to engage students and build the skills they need to become successful readers, critical thinkers, and active citizens. The authors provide targeted strategies--including teaching models, graphic organizers, and step-by-step instructions--for activities such as * Building vocabulary, * Developing textbook literacy skills, * Interpreting primary and secondary sources, * Applying critical thinking skills to newspapers and magazines, and * Evaluating Internet sources. Readers will also learn how to organize classrooms into models of democracy by creating learning communities that support literacy instruction, distribute authority, encourage cooperation, and increase accountability among students. Realistic scenarios depict a typical social studies teacher's experience before and after implementing the strategies in the classroom, showing their potential to make a significant difference in how students respond to instruction. By making literacy strategies a vital part of content-area instruction, teachers not only help students better understand their schoolwork but also open students' eyes to the power that informed and engaged people have to change the world.