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Teaching Academic Vocabulary K 8

Author : Camille Blachowicz
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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.

Teaching Academic Vocabulary Effectively

Author : Julie Adams
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Are you looking to boost student content area reading comprehension as well as improve understanding of standardized tests? This workbook provides nine comprehensive vocabulary units that focus on essential academic terms encountered in non-fiction texts. The teaching of these high-utility words in the manner provided, will increase reading comprehension and provide students with the confidence needed to successfully navigate the challenging curricula of our content area classes.

Tools for Teaching Academic Vocabulary

Author : Janet Allen
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Academic Vocabulary in Middle and High School

Author : Donna Ogle
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In order to succeed in school and beyond, students in grades 6-12 need to understand and use both academic language and discipline-specific vocabulary. This book describes effective practices for integrating vocabulary study with instruction in English language arts, history/social studies, and math and science, and for helping students become independent, motivated word learners. The expert authors present a wealth of specific teaching strategies, illustrated with classroom vignettes and student work samples. Connections to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are highlighted throughout; an extensive annotated list of print and electronic resources enhances the book's utility.

Vocab Rehab

Author : Marilee Sprenger
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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.

Inside Words

Author : Janet Allen
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Presents content-area teaching strategies and activities for vocabulary instruction for grades four to twelve.

Strategies for Building Academic Vocabulary in Science

Author : Christine Dugan
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Boost students' science vocabulary with easy-to-implement effective strategies! Sample lessons using each strategy are included for grade spans 1-2, 3-5, 6-8, and K-12 using vocabulary words from standards-based, content-specific units of study. Each notebook includes 25 research-based strategies, differentiation suggestions, assessment strategies, sample word lists including both specialized content and general academic words, and family letters in both English and Spanish. This resource is correlated to College and Career Readiness and other state standards.

Teaching Vocabulary in All Classrooms

Author : Camille Blachowicz
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. A must-have resource for any K-12 classroom teacher, Teaching Vocabulary in All Classrooms, 5/e presents a comprehensive framework for seamlessly and effectively incorporating vocabulary into everyday classroom instruction across all content areas. Respected literacy researchers and educators Camille Blachowicz and Peter J. Fisher provide fresh and current ideas for implementing best-practice vocabulary research and classroom-tested strategies for beginning as well as experienced teachers who want to build or revitalize their curriculum. This new edition retains the most popular features of the earlier edition and now includes: new and expanded ideas for teaching academic vocabulary, new resources such as learner’s dictionaries for spelling and morphology instruction for older students, expanded coverage of vocabulary instruction for diverse students, particularly English language learners and struggling readers, and an emphasis on connections to the Common Core State Standards.

Teaching Academic ESL Writing

Author : Eli Hinkel
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Teaching Academic ESL Writing: Practical Techniques in Vocabulary and Grammar fills an important gap in teacher professional preparation by focusing on the grammatical and lexical features that are essential for all ESL writing teachers and student-writers to know. The fundamental assumption is that before students of English for academic purposes can begin to successfully produce academic writing, they must have the foundations of language in place--the language tools (grammar and vocabulary) they need to build a text. This text offers a compendium of techniques for teaching writing, grammar, and lexis to second-language learners that will help teachers effectively target specific problem areas of students' writing. Based on the findings of current research, including a large-scale study of close to 1,500 non-native speakers' essays, this book works with several sets of simple rules that collectively can make a noticeable and important difference in the quality of ESL students' writing. The teaching strategies and techniques are based on a highly practical principle for efficiently and successfully maximizing learners' language gains. Part I provides the background for the text and a sample of course curriculum guidelines to meet the learning needs of second-language teachers of writing and second-language writers. Parts II and III include the key elements of classroom teaching: what to teach and why, possible ways to teach the material in the classroom, common errors found in student prose and ways to teach students to avoid them, teaching activities and suggestions, and questions for discussion in a teacher-training course. Appendices to chapters provide supplementary word and phrase lists, collocations, sentence chunks, and diagrams that teachers can use as needed. The book is designed as a text for courses that prepare teachers to work with post-secondary EAP students and as a professional resource for teachers of students in EAP courses.

Strategies for Building Academic Vocabulary in Mathematics

Author : Christine Dugan
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Boost students' mathematics vocabulary with easy-to-implement effective strategies! Sample lessons using each strategy are included for grade spans 1-2, 3-5, 6-8, and K-12 using vocabulary words from standards-based, content-specific units of study. Each notebook includes 25 research-based strategies, differentiation suggestions, assessment strategies, sample word lists including both specialized content and general academic words, and family letters in both English and Spanish. This resource is correlated to College and Career Readiness and other state standards.

Academic Language Academic Vocabulary

Author : Eli R. Johnson
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Academic Language & Academc Vocabulary is the perfect book for any teacher, instructional coach, or school administrator who is striving to improve instruction. It contains the general academic language and the domain specific language essential to implementing the Common Core Standards. The book provides strategies that will definitely enhance response to intervention (RTI) and content area instruction. These strategies give students the skills they need to overcome the challenges they face in school. The book contains academic language lists (the mortar) and four content area academic vocabulary lists (the bricks) to help ELL, struggling readers, and any student who wants to succeed academically and prepare for college. The word lists alone are worth their weight in gold for students who lack the essential academic language and academic vocabulary to succeed in school. Learn the strategies and key words that will unlock learning for all of your students.

The Vocabulary Book

Author : Michael F. Graves
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This text presents a comprehensive plan for vocabulary instruction from kindergarten through high school— one broad enough to instruct students with small vocabularies, exceptional vocabularies, and every child in between. Written by one of the top experts in the field, this practical book presents a research-based program with plenty of classroom examples and strategies that teachers can use. The comprehensive plan includes four parts: rich and varied language experiences, teaching individual words, teaching word learning strategies, and fostering word consciousness.

Academic Language for English Language Learners and Struggling Readers

Author : Yvonne S. Freeman
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Teaching secondary students in the content areas is hard enough under the best of circumstances. When students are not well prepared academically and also lack academic literacy skills, the challenge can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, the Freemans help secondary content-area teachers provide these students with the academic support they very desperately need. -Robert J. Marzano Coauthor of Building Academic Vocabulary Many middle school and high school students are recent immigrants or long-term English language learners who struggle with the academic language needed to read content-area textbooks and write papers for their classes. Likewise, many native speakers of English find content-area classes a challenge. Secondary teachers have little time to teach academic reading and writing skills because they must cover a great deal of content in their social studies, science, math, or language arts classes. Academic Language for English Language Learners and Struggling Readers provides the information busy secondary teachers need to work effectively with English learners and struggling readers. It reports current research to answer key questions: Who are our older English language learners and struggling readers? What is academic language? How can middle and high school teachers help students develop academic language in the different content areas? This comprehensive and readable text by Yvonne and David Freeman (authors of Essential Linguistics) synthesizes recent demographic data on the kinds of English language learners and struggling readers who attend middle and high schools in increasing numbers. They flesh out the statistics with stories of students from different backgrounds. Then the Freemans examine academic language at different levels: the text level, the paragraph level, the sentence level, and the word level. For each, they provide examples of academic language and specific strategies teachers can use as they teach language arts, science, math, and social studies. They also analyze content-area textbooks, pointing out the difficulties they pose for students and suggesting ways to make texts more accessible to ELLs and struggling readers. Providing classroom examples, the Freemans explain how teachers can motivate and engage their students. They describe how teachers can teach language and content simultaneously by developing both language and content objectives. Academic Language for English Language Learners gives teachers the information and strategies they need to help all their students develop academic language.

Vocabulary Instruction for Struggling Students

Author : Patricia F. Vadasy
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Addressing a key skill in reading, writing, and speaking, this comprehensive book is grounded in cutting-edge research on vocabulary development. It presents evidence-based instructional approaches for at-risk students, including English language learners and those with learning difficulties. Coverage ranges from storybook reading interventions for preschoolers to direct instruction and independent word-learning strategies for older students. Guidance is provided on using word lists effectively and understanding how word features influence learning. The book also reviews available vocabulary assessment tools and describes how to implement them in a response-to-intervention framework.

Effective Curriculum for Teaching L2 Writing

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Effective Curriculum for Teaching L2 Writing sets out a clear big picture for curricular thinking about L2 writing pedagogy and offers a step-by-step guide to curriculum design with practical examples and illustrations. Its main purpose is to help pre-service and practicing teachers design courses for teaching academic writing and to do this as efficiently and effectively as possible. Bringing together the what and the how-to with research-based principles, what sets this book apart is its overarching focus on language pedagogy and language building. Part 1 examines curricular foundations in general and focuses on what is socially valued in L2 writing and pedagogy at school and at the college and university level. Part 2 is concerned with the nitty-gritty̶—the daily realities of curricular design and classroom instruction. Part 3 takes a close look at the key pedagogical ingredients of teaching academic L2 writing: vocabulary and collocations, grammar for academic writing, and down-to-earth techniques for helping L2 writers to organize discourse and ideas. The Appendix provides an extensive checklist for developing curricula for a course or several courses in language teaching.

Strategies for Teaching Science Levels 6 12

Author : Barbara Houtz
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Developed for grades 6-12, this rich resource provides teachers with practical strategies to enhance science instruction. Strategies and model lessons are provided in each of the following overarching topics: inquiry and exploration, critical thinking and questioning, real-world applications, integrating the content areas and technology, and assessment. Research-based information and management techniques are also provided to support teachers as they implement the strategies within this resource. This resource supports core concepts of STEM instruction.

Strategies for Teaching Science Levels K 5

Author : Barbara Houtz
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Developed for grades K-5, this rich resource provides teachers with practical strategies to enhance science instruction. Strategies and model lessons are provided in each of the following overarching topics: inquiry and exploration, critical thinking and questioning, real-world applications, integrating the content areas and technology, and assessment. Research-based information and management techniques are also provided to support teachers as they implement the strategies within this resource. This resource supports core concepts of STEM instruction.

Bridging the English Learner Achievement Gap

Author : Ray Garcia
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In spite of decades of school reform, the achievement gap between English learners and English-proficient students has narrowed little. This book introduces the Sustainability Frameworka step-by-step process that will help educators at all levels increase school attendance and academic success for ELL students. This reform-navigation tool identifies patterns and trends in the deployment of a reform and subsequently allows leaders to make necessary adjustments to extend, accelerate, or terminate a given reform. Bridging the English Learner Achievement Gap offers a compelling, research-grounded way for schools with a substantial ELL population to successfully accommodate their students.

Vocabulary Instruction

Author : Edward J. Kame'enui
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This highly regarded work brings together prominent authorities on vocabulary teaching and learning to provide a comprehensive yet concise guide to effective instruction. The book showcases practical ways to teach specific vocabulary words and word-learning strategies and create engaging, word-rich classrooms. Instructional activities and games for diverse learners are brought to life with detailed examples. Drawing on the most rigorous research available, the editors and contributors distill what PreK-8 teachers need to know and do to support all students' ongoing vocabulary growth and enjoyment of reading. New to This Edition*Reflects the latest research and instructional practices.*New section (five chapters) on pressing current issues in the field: assessment, authentic reading experiences, English language learners, uses of multimedia tools, and the vocabularies of narrative and informational texts.*Contributor panel expanded with additional leading researchers.

Teaching a Lexis based Academic Writing Course

Author : Lawrence J. Zwier
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Teaching a Lexis-Based Academic Writing Course is a companion to Building an Academic Vocabulary, which was written for students who need to develop college-level vocabulary skills. Building Academic Vocabulary (0-472-08589-1) helps students develop lexical precision as they work in such often-exercised modes as cause-effect, general description, description of processes, and comparison/contrast. Teaching a Lexis-Based Academic Writing Course will help instructors use Building an Academic Vocabulary more effectively, but it can also be used as a companion to any writing text and by instructors who want their writing course to have more of a focus on vocabulary. Each chapter includes additional practice exercise and five additional quizzes on collocations and common phrases, related forms, and additional vocabulary. This resource provides instructors with a valuable tool for helping students develop precision and fluency in their academic writing.