Greek and Latin Roots Keys to Building Vocabulary

ISBN-10: 1425804721

ISBN-13: 9781425804725

Edition: 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Nancy Padak, Evangeline Newton, Timothy Rasinski, Rick M. Newton, Karen Bromley

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This engaging, teacher-friendly guide provides the latest research on strategies, ideas, and resources for teaching Greek and Latin roots-prefixes, suffixes, and bases. It introduces the vocabulary learning strategies that will improve comprehension and content vocabulary knowledge. Change the way you teach vocabulary with this book and start students on the path to a lifelong enjoyment of word learning. Book jacket.
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List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Shell Educational Publishing
Publication date: 5/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Dr. Timothy Rasinski is a professor of education in the department of teaching, leadership, and curriculum studies at Kent State University, as well as an editor for the Journal of Literacy Research. His books include From Phonics to Fluency and the Evidence Based Instruction in Reading series.Nancy Padak, a past College Reading Association President, is a Distinguished Professor of Education at Kent State University, where she directs the Reading and Writing Center and teaches graduate courses in literacy education. She has worked in both middle and high schools and is the co-author of From Phonics to Fluency and the Evidence Based Instruction in Reading series.Gay Fawcett has been in education for 35 years as a teacher, principal, language arts consultant, and curriculum director. She also directed Kent State University's Research Center for Educational Technology. She is currently an independent consultant. She has authored and/or co-authored more than 80 articles, books, and book chapters for educational publications including the Kappan, Educational Leadership, Language Arts, The Reading Teacher, and others. She also served with Rasinski and Padak as an associate editor of The Reading Teacher.

Teaching Vocabulary: What Does the Research Say?
Importance of Vocabulary in Literacy Development
The "Roots Advantage"
Five Principles for World Learning
Vocabulary Development for English Language Learners
A Root Awakening
What Is a Root?
Why Teach Roots?
Increasing Word Awareness
The Three Kinds of Roots
What Does a Base Do?
What Does a Prefix Do?
What Does a Suffix Do?
Planning Vocabulary Instruction
Instructional Planning: The Basics
Recommendations for Instructional Routines
Differentiating Instruction
Vocabulary Assessment
Getting into Words: A Developmental Look at Vocabulary Instruction
Compound Words
Negating Words with Prefixes
Some Directional Prefixes
Word Composition
What Are Students Learning?
Some Easy Suffixes
Back to "Basics"
"Metaphors Be with You": Helping Students with Figurative Meaning
A Coherent Pedagogy
Vocabulary Practice Activities
Word Spokes
Odd Word Out
Word Theater
20 Questions
Root Word Riddles
Card Games
Word Puzzles
Word Sorts
From the Classroom: Roots in Action
Root of the Week
Root Word of the Day
Realia and Children's Literature
Writing an Exciting Story
Roots Day
Cognate Connections
Flexing with Word Parts: Some Strategies
Word Comprehension: Start with the Base, Not with the Prefix
Multiple Forms of Bases: Look for Core Meaning
Double Consonants Within a Word: Teaching Assimilation
Make It as Easy as 1-2-3
How to Divide and Conquer Words with Two Prefixes
Digging into Dictionaries
Exploring Etymology
Choosing and Using Dictionaries
A Brief History of English
The Romano-Celtic Period: 55 B.C.-A.D. 410
Old English: 450-1066
Middle English: 1066-1500
Modern English: 1550-present
The New World: English on the Move
Conclusion: Learning English Today- The Lessons of History
Resources for Students
Resources for Teachers
Commonly Taught Roots
Beyond Latin and Greek
Professional Development Ideas
References Cited
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