Learning Words Inside and Out, Grades 1-6: Vocabulary Instruction That Boosts Achievement in All Subject Areas

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Overview


Nancy Frey and Doug Fisher have given all elementary teachers a real gift with this guide to teaching and learning subject-area vocabulary.... What they have created is an inviting and persuasive guide for elementary teachers to follow in restructuring their subject-area instruction to include meaningful attention to vocabulary.
-Donna Ogle
Author of Reading Comprehension: Strategies for Independent Learners
During nonfiction read-aloud, the unfamiliar word manufacture comes up. Your unit on the solar system includes difficult new terms. In math time, kids need to know what an addend is. Learning Words Inside & Out helps you use moments like these to make word learning a part of all your lessons and to connect students to new vocabulary.
Learning Words Inside & Out shows you how to embed powerful vocabulary instruction into your teaching. Throughout your teaching day, you'll give students the multiple encounters they need to know a word's meaning forever. With Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher's strategies, you'll:
  • Make it intentional-Select words for instruction that are worth precious classroom time
  • Make it transparent-Give students word-solving strategies by modeling your thinking during read-aloud
  • Make it useable-Provide oral and written practice through authentic peer activities
  • Make it personal-Help words stick through well-designed independent activities
  • Make it a priority-Create a schoolwide focus on word learning.

Frey and Fisher also call out specific ways to support English learners and struggling readers. Their numerous examples of classroom language model many types of effective teacher-student interaction. Best of all, an accompanying study guide will help you get the most from Frey and Fisher's strategies-a helpful resource for individuals or teacher study groups.
Help your students develop a passion for words and give them the subject-area vocabulary they need for success. Read Learning Words Inside ;& Out and connect kids with words by making word learning part of everything you do.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780325026121
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 2/17/2009
  • Edition description: Grades 1-6
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 328,444
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Frey's latest book with Heinemann is Background Knowledge, coauthored with Douglas Fisher. It continues their exploration of the connection between language and learning. Their previous two Heinemann titles, Word Wise & Content Rich, Grades 7-12 and Learning Words Inside & Out, Grades 1-6, have helped teachers nationwide implement a five-part framework for building students' vocabulary. With word learning so important to comprehension, Background Knowledge takes the next step toward deeper understanding. In fact, Doug and Nancy are long-time collaborators, and they have focused on supporting deep understanding and improved literacy across the content areas in three other books: Checking for Understanding, Better Learning Through Structured Teaching, and Improving Adolescent Literacy. They are both classroom teachers and faculty members at San Diego State University and Health Sciences High & Middle College.

Douglas Fisher's latest book with Heinemann is Background Knowledge, coauthored with Nancy Frey. It continues their exploration of the connection between language and learning. Their previous two Heinemann titles, Word Wise & Content Rich, Grades 7-12 and Learning Words Inside & Out, Grades 1-6, have helped teachers nationwide implement a five-part framework for building students' vocabulary. With word learning so important to comprehension, Background Knowledge takes the next step toward deeper understanding. In fact, Doug and Nancy are long-time collaborators, and they have focused on supporting deep understanding and improved literacy across the content areas in three other books: Checking for Understanding, Better Learning Through Structured Teaching, and Improving Adolescent Literacy. They are both classroom teachers and faculty members at San Diego State University and Health Sciences High & Middle College.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Why Teaching Subject Area Words Can Make or Break Achievement 1

Ch. 2 Make It Intentional: A Framework for Daily Word Learning 19

Ch. 3 Make It Transparent: Showing Students Your Thinking About Words 42

Ch. 4 Make It Useable: Harnessing the Power of Peer Conversations 60

Ch. 5 Make It Personal: Consolidate Students' Word Learning Through Individual Activities 92

Ch. 6 Make It a Priority: Creating a Schoolwide Focus on Learning Words 118

Ch. 7 Make It Your Own: How to Keep Learning About Academic Vocabulary 738

Appendix Dolch Word Lists 145

References 749

A Study Guide for Learning Words Inside and Out 167

Index 175

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