Nourishing Vocabulary: Balancing Words and Learning

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Focuses on supporting students’ academic development with targeted vocabulary instruction and provides strategies for vocabulary acquisition, read-alouds, independent reading, and decoding unknown words.

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Editorial Reviews

Stephanie Malin
"This book addresses not only the need for vocabulary development, but alsotools to use in the classroom. I liked how easy the tools and strategies were to work into everyday classroom activities and across the curriculum. Very practical."
Karen Landress
"Goes to the next level by focusing on increasing the number of vocabulary words taught and teaching the students so that they can become more independent vocabulary learners—the end goal of all learning. You candevelop a complete, holistic vocabulary program foryour school."
Mary Amato
"Very important for everyone working with students on developing literacy and improving their overall education. Vocabulary instruction is a critical topic, and there is a great need for a well-developed program that can be readily implemented. This is one of the most thorough books on the topic."
Dana L. Grisham
"If you want a well-researched, complete, easy-to-useresource filled with effective strategies for teaching vocabulary, look no further. Lubliner and Scott have done an excellent job of marshalling the best ideas on vocabulary development and teaching. This book will definitely be on my bookshelf."
Vivian Boyd
"Lubliner and Scott have researched and written a treatise that shows teachers, especially those working with mandated programs, how to integrate social studies and science instruction into their curriculum. Word study becomes the catalyst for increased student learning in all content areas."
Kathy O'Brien
"As a literacy coach, I was particularly interested in the variety of problem-solving strategies and cue cards in this book. This links directly to our language arts program and could serve as a wonderful supplement as teachers plan their lessons."
Kathy Flores
"As a bilingual literacy coach working primarily with English learners, it is so helpful to have a resource that addresses a critical component of language development with practical strategies."
Jana Perkins
"I was intrigued by the innovative strategies for the older student. The book addresses the difficult realities with secondary students who come into the US educational system with little or no English instruction."
Lynne Cheney
"With district and state mandates and teachers restricted by daily schedules, it is refreshing to find simple strategies that we can implement in our limited time."
Valerie Helgren-Lempesis
"At last, a book that exemplifies best practices in vocabulary instruction while using research to substantiate their use."
Patricia Preut
"Provides effective, doable strategies to promote vocabulary development. The variet of activities and strategies gives students, especially English Language Learners, balanced vocabulary instruction."
Grace Maes
"The materials will guide administrators and district personnel in making schoolwide/districtwide reforms that benefit students and support teachers."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412942461
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/29/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Shira Lubliner is the president of California Professors of Reading/Language Arts. She has been an educator for more than thirty years, working as a classroom teacher, a private school principal, and currently as an associate professor of teacher education at California State University, East Bay. She is the author of numerous articles and several books, including A Practical Guide to Reciprocal Teaching (Wright Group/McGraw-Hill, 2001), Getting Into Words: Vocabulary Instruction that Strengthens Comprehension (Brookes, 2005), and Nourishing Vocabulary (co-authored with Judith C.Scott, published by Corwin Press, 2008). Lubliner presents workshops for teachers on vocabulary instruction and reading comprehension throughout the country.
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Donald Bear
About the Authors
1. An Overview of the Vocabulary Pyramid
2. The Nature of Word Learning
3. Developing an Overall Vocabulary Plan
4. Planning Instruction for Primary Students
5. Planning Instruction for Upper Elementary Students
6. Planning Instruction for Secondary Students
7. Differentiating Instruction for English Learners and Students With Special Needs
8. Vocabulary Assessment and Evaluation
9. Programmatic Change
Appendix A: Reference Materials for Teaching English
Appendix B: Reproducible Materials
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