Teaching Vocabulary 50 Creative Strategies, Grades K-12

ISBN-10: 013112966X

ISBN-13: 9780131129665

Edition: 2004

Authors: Gail E. Tompkins, Cathy L. Blanchfield, Patricia A. Tabloski

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Can you use a book that fills the gap for specific learning needs? Here is an entire volume devoted to the time-tested, classroom-proven ideas thatreally work with elementary, middle, and high school studentsincluding ESL and other students who have a limited vocabulary and few literacy skills. Each strategy has been successfully used by master teachers who participate in the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project, and authentic student feedback is included. With written-in adaptability and grade-level indicators so that users can address their own specific goals in the classroom, this book comprehensively covers: teaching vocabulary correctly, collecting words, discovering definitions, working with meanings, expanding writing vocabulary, investigating word origins, and word play. An obviously valuable tool for educators, this book is especially appropriate for new or future teachers, teachers of ESL and continuing education, and other curriculum planners. Can also be used by parents who wish to enhance their child's home study.
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/27/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Teaching Vocabulary Creatively
Collecting Words
Mastering Words: Making the Most of a Word Wall
Personal Word Walls
Thematic Word Walls
Creating Science Journals
Vocabulary Building: Sometimes Less is More
Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral
Disastrous Words
Vocabulary Graphics
Sorting for Success
Vocabulary Squares
Parts of Speech Word Wall
Discovering Definition
Word Expert
Second Graders Make Personal Thesauruses
Vocabulary Self-Check
Vocabulary Discussions in Literary Circles
Using Computer Software Tools to Expand Vocabulary
Literary Terms
Vocabulary Tea Party
Vocabulary Carousel: A Merry-Go-Round of Words
Using Meaningful Concepts to Understand Science Vocabulary
Working With Meanings
Which Meaning Should I Choose? Key Word Collection: A New Way to Focus on Multiple Meanings of Words
Word Posters That Link Key Concepts
Vocabulary Development in the Science Classroom
Sensitizing Students to Shades of Meaning: The Synonym Continuum
Connotations: Eclectic and Electric
Venerable Teaching
Shades of Meaning: Relating and Expanding Word Knowledge
Expanding Writing Vocabulary
Collecting Verbs for Revising Writing
Learning the ABC's
Nurturing My Students' Romance With Words
Integrating Creative Verbs into Student Writing
Recipe for Vocabulary Short Story Three-Layer Cake with Chocolate Frosting
The Excitement of Words
Curriculum-Related Word Banks: Deposits That Draw Interest
Monster Sentences
Don't Read This
It's Taboo
Investigating Word Origins
Where In the World? From Slang to Dictionary Entry: A Word Study Project
Back to Our Word Roots
Start Your Day With Vocabulary: It's Low in Fat and High in Fiber
Word Tree Posters
Linking the Past With the Present: Modernizing Words
Playing With Words
Logcreatology
Curing Homophone Madness
Building Vocabulary and Comprehension Through Dramatization
Vocabulary Poetry: A Means of Assessment
Word Clusters: Exploring the Multiple Meanings of Words
Vocabulary Crosswords
Vocabulary Crib Books
A Further Word
You Will Thank Me for This Some Day: A Reflection on Direct Vocabulary Instruction
About the Authors
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