Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading: A Professional Development Guide to Vocabulary / Edition 1

Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading: A Professional Development Guide to Vocabulary / Edition 1

by Evangeline Newton, Nancy D. Padak, Timothy V. Rasinski
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205456316

ISBN-13: 9780205456314

Pub. Date: 08/15/2007

Publisher: Pearson

Learn to assess and enhance your vocabulary skills!

Finally teachers have access to a professional development series, Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading, written specifically to guide them in sharpening their understanding of the five key components to Reading First—phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and

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Overview

Learn to assess and enhance your vocabulary skills!

Finally teachers have access to a professional development series, Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading, written specifically to guide them in sharpening their understanding of the five key components to Reading First—phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. This book focuses on vocabulary, but each volume in the five-part series addresses one key component and presents friendly tips and strategies that teachers can take right into the classroom.

How to make Vocabulary work for you!

  • Each chapter offers recommendations for incorporating appropriate reading materials, fostering productive home–school connections, and promoting students’ desire to learn to read and write.
  • Read current key research studies and findings and learn about their implications for classroom practice.
  • Discover how to evaluate your current practices and create concrete plans for change.
  • Start a learning community or book club and share your knowledge with colleagues.
  • Access useful resources and links to extend and enrich your own learning beyond the classroom.

Teachers rave about A Professional Development Guide to Vocabulary!

“This book is one that will be used from cover to cover. [T]he book is a wealth of actual activities to use for vocabulary growth. What teacher or staff development instructor wouldn’t want all this information at their fingertips?”

—Cathy Taylor, Reading First literacy coach, Stewart County Elementary School, Lumpkin, GA

Also available in the Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading Series:

A Professional Development Guide to Phonemic Awareness

©2008 ISBN: 0-205-45628-6

A Professional Development Guide to Phonics

©2008 ISBN: 0-205-45630-8

A Professional Development Guide to Fluency

©2008 ISBN: 0-205-45629-4

A Professional Development Guide to Comprehension

©2008 ISBN: 0-205-45627-8

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205456314
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/15/2007
Series:
Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Series Introduction

The National Reading Panel Report

Professional Development in Literacy

Using the Books

Overview of Book Contents

Introduction: Vocabulary

Chapter 1 Vocabulary Instruction: What Does Research Tell Us?

What is Vocabulary?

Why is Vocabulary Important?

How Do I Support Vocabulary Growth?

Professional Development Suggestions

Chapter 2 Instructional Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary

General/Guiding Principles for Instruction

Professional Development Suggestion

Strategy Suggestions

Vocabulary Materials and Programs

Professional Development Suggestions

Chapter 3 Assessing Vocabulary

Big Ideas

Evaluate Your Current Assessment Practices

Ideas for Assessment

Plans for Change

Chapter 4 Beyond Strategies and Beyond the Classroom

ELL Students and Vocabulary Development

Vocabulary Activities at Home

Reflection Protocol

Professional Development Suggestions

Vignette

Chapter 5 Resources for Teachers

Web Sites

Word Play

Word Roots/Word Lists

Make Your Own Word Games

Electronic Dictionaries and References

For Further Professional Reading

Teacher Resource Books and Articles

Classroom Activities

For Further Professional Reading

Children’s Books

Word Play

Children’s Dictionaries

References

Index

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