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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.
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:
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
A Study Guide for Learning Words Inside and Out 167