Teaching Individual Words One Size Does Not Fit All

ISBN-10: 0807749303
ISBN-13: 9780807749302
Edition: 2009
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Description: Helping students master a broad range of individual words is a vital part of effective vocabulary instruction. Building on his bestselling resource The Vocabulary Book, Michael Graves's new book describes a practical program for teaching individual  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 11/14/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Helping students master a broad range of individual words is a vital part of effective vocabulary instruction. Building on his bestselling resource The Vocabulary Book, Michael Graves's new book describes a practical program for teaching individual words in the K8 classroom. Designed to foster effective, efficient, and engaging differentiated instruction, Teaching Individual Words combines the latest research with vivid illustrations from real classrooms. Get ready to bridge the vocabulary gap with this user-friendly teaching tool!

Foreword
Introduction
The Importance of Vocabulary
The Vocabularies of Linguistically Less Advantaged Children
A Comprehensive Four-Part Vocabulary Program
The Focus of This Book
Crucial Facts About Words and Word Learning
How Many Vocabularies Do We Have?
What Is a Word?
What Does It Mean To "Know" a Word?
How Many Words Are There?
How Many Words Do Students Learn?
How Do Word-Learning Tasks Differ?
Summing Up
Common Considerations for Vocabulary Instruction
The Frequency Distribution of English Words
Selecting Vocabulary to Teach
Principles of Effective Vocabulary Instruction
The Importance of Student-Friendly Definitions
Special Consideration for English Learners
Summing Up
Building Students' Oral Vocabularies
Approaches for All Students
An Approach for Students with Small Vocabularies
Summing Up
Rich and Powerful Instruction
Semantic Mapping
Semantic Feature Analysis
Four Squares
Venn Diagrams
Vocabulary Self-Collection Strategy
Possible Sentences
Focused Discussion
Vocabulary Visits
Robust Instruction
Knowledge as Design
Frayer Method
Expressive Vocabulary Instruction
Summing Up
Introductory Instruction
Teaching Students to Read Known Words
Providing Glossaries
Context-Dictionary-Discussion
Definition Plus Rich Context
Definition, Rich Context, and a Picture
Context-Relationship
Teaching New Meanings for Known Words
Summing Up
Repetition, Assessment, and Differences Across Grade Levels
The Importance of Repetition
Assessing Word Knowledge
Differences Across Grade Levels
Final Comments
References and Children's Literature
Index
About the Author

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