Word Wise and Content Rich, Grades 7-12 Five Essential Steps to Teaching Academic Vocabulary

ISBN-10: 0325013829
ISBN-13: 9780325013824
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $28.75
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 5/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Middle and secondary school teachers, staff developers, and curriculum coordinators - sit up and take notice! Here is a book you have long-awaited and definitely need to own. - Karen Bromley Binghamton University, SUNY How do you teach students the words that are crucial to unlocking the concepts in your content area? Until now ldquo;assign, define, testrdquo; has been the default strategy. But with Word Wise and Content Rich, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey bring vocabulary in out of the cold and into the heart of daily classroom practice in English, math, science, and history. Word Wise and Content Rich offers a five-part framework for teaching vocabulary that's tailored to the needs of adolescent learners yet mindful of the demands on content-area teachers. Grounded in current research, this framework gives students the multiple encounters necessary to lock in the meaning of new words forever. Fisher and Frey's five-step modelshows you how to: Make it intentional: select words for instruction and use word lists and up-to-date website lists wisely Make it transparent: model word-solving and word-learning strategies for students Make it useable: offer learners the collaborative work and oral practice essential to understanding concepts Make it personal: give and monitor independent practice so students own words Make it a priority: create a schoolwide program for word learning. Use Word Wise and Content Rich, and close the word gap between low-achieving and high-achieving students. With its strategies, every student in your class - in your school - can access the textbook and develop the vocabulary needed for success in content-area reading. Read Word Wise and Content Rich and get the last word on great vocabulary teaching.

Foreword
Words (Still) Matter in Middle and High School
Make It Intentional: A Framework for Selecting and Teaching Vocabulary
Make It Transparent: Teacher Modeling of Academic Vocabulary Learning
Make It Useable: Building Academic Vocabulary Through Peer Talk
Make It Personal: Consolidating Students' Academic Vocabulary Through Individual Activities
Make It a Priority: Creating a Schoolwide Focus on Learning Words
Make It Your Own: How to Keep Learning About Academic Vocabulary
References
Index

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