For the Love of Words: Vocabulary Instruction that Works, Grades K-6 (Jossey-Bass Teacher Series)

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Many elementary students today have a reading and speaking vocabulary far below what is expected and necessary for their grade level. For the Love of Words offers teachers a practical and systematic instructional framework for helping students overcome “the vocabulary gap” so they can succeed academically, especially in reading comprehension. Unlike conventional “skill and drill” instruction, this approach helps students understand why a strong vocabulary is so critical for their success in reading and writing ...

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Overview

Many elementary students today have a reading and speaking vocabulary far below what is expected and necessary for their grade level. For the Love of Words offers teachers a practical and systematic instructional framework for helping students overcome “the vocabulary gap” so they can succeed academically, especially in reading comprehension. Unlike conventional “skill and drill” instruction, this approach helps students understand why a strong vocabulary is so critical for their success in reading and writing and develop strategies for learning new words based on the best of current research.

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What People Are Saying

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"As a researcher and educator primarily concerned with improving children’s reading comprehension, I implore you to read this book on vocabulary. Your time will be well spent."
—from the Foreword by Nell K. Duke

"Elementary school teachers will find a wealth of ideas that can expand their students’ reading, writing, and thinking vocabulary.”
—Laura Robb, director, Language Arts and curriculum coordinator, Powhatan School, Boyce, Virginia

"This lively and useful book addresses the need of elementary and middle school teachers to make vocabulary instruction sensible and contextualized in unique and powerful ways. The section on ‘incidental learning’ is worth the cover price for any teacher at any level."
—Jeffrey Wilhelm, professor, Boise State University

"For all those who love words and who love to teach children words, this is an eminently practical book. It more than delivers what it promises."
—Kathleen Roskos, professor, John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio

"For the Love of Words is a practical tool for elementary teachers as they plan for systematic and intentional vocabulary instruction."
—Jo Ann Christofferson, literacy consultant and literacy coach, Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, Bettendorf, Iowa

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787977849
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/22/2005
  • Series: Jossey-Bass Teacher Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,386,353
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Diane E. Paynter, Elena Bodrova, and Jane K. Doty are researchers and trainers with Mid-Continent Research in Education and Learning (McREL).

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Nell K. Duke, Ed.D.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

The Authors.

ONE: The Importance of Developing a Robust Vocabulary.

TWO: The Developmental Aspects of Vocabulary Learning.

THREE: Understanding Approaches to Teaching Vocabulary.

FOUR: A Framework and Strategies for Direct Instruction.

FIVE: Planning for Incidental Learning.

SIX: Creating a Customized Word List.

SEVEN: Deciding When and How to Introduce New Words.

EIGHT: Assessing Students’ Progress.

Epilogue.

Appendix: A List of Essential Words by Grade Level.

References.

Index.

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