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Written for anyone who teaches reading, The Reading Teacher's Book of Lists is the thoroughly revised edition of the best-selling foundational reading reference book. This classic resource is filled with 218 up-to-date lists teachers can use to develop instructional materials and plan lessons that might otherwise take years and much effort to acquire. The book is organized into eighteen sections that are brimming with practical examples, key words, teaching ideas, and activities that can be used as is or adapted to meet the students' needs. The lists are designed to be photocopied as needed for individual, small group or large group use. This revised fifth edition contains a complete overhaul of teaching methods sections and includes new sections on electronic resources, new literacies, building fluency, and reading in content areas. The Reading Teacher's Book of Lists covers eighteen sections: Phonics Useful Words Vocabulary Builders Content Words Books Writing Teaching Ideas Comprehension Fluency Study Skills Assessment Spelling Internet English Language Learners (ESL or ELL) Language Alphabets and Symbols Word Play Reference

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787982577
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/14/2006
  • Series: J-B Ed: Book of Lists Series, #55
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 118,022
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author


EDWARD B. FRY, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of education at Rutgers University. He is the author of The Vocabulary Teacher's Book of Lists from Jossey-Bass.

JACQUELINE E. KRESS, Ed.D., is dean of education at New York Institute of Technology. She is the author of The ESL Teacher's Book of Lists from Jossey-Bass

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Table of Contents

About The Authors.

Preface to the Fifth Edition.

A User’s Guide.

SECTION 1: Phonics.

List 1. Consonant Sounds.

List 2. Vowel Sounds.

List 3. The Final “E” Rule.

List 4. Double Vowels.

List 5. Sound Determined by Letter Position.

List 6. Phonics Awareness.

List 7. Suggested Phonics Teaching Order.

List 8. Phonics Research Basis.

List 9. Phonics Example Words.

List 10. Phonics Worksheet.

List 11. Phonograms.

List 12. The Most Common Phonograms.

List 13. Phonically Irregular Words.

List 14. Standalones.

List 15. Syllabication Rules.

SECTION 2: Useful Words.

List 16. Instant Words.

List 17. Primary Students’ Most Used Words.

List 18. Picture Nouns.

List 19. Homophones.

List 20. Homophone Teaching Suggestions.

List 21. Homophone Worksheet.

List 22. Homographs and Heteronyms.

List 23. Easily Confused Words.

List 24. Collective Nouns.

List 25. Mass Nouns or Uncountable Nouns.

List 26. Nonreversible Word Pairs.

List 27. Collocations.

SECTION 3: Vocabulary Builders.

List 28. The 20 Most Common Prefixes.

List 29. More Prefixes.

List 30. The 20 Most Common Suffixes.

List 31. More Suffixes.

List 32. Synonyms.

List 33. Antonyms.

List 34. Greek and Latin Roots.

List 35. Word Study Worksheet.

List 36. -Ology Word Family.

List 37. -Phobia and -Philia Word Families.

List 38. Words Borrowed from Other Languages.

List 39. French and Latin Phrases.

List 40. British and American Words.

List 41. Words Based on People’s Names (Eponyms).

List 42. Words with Multiple Meanings.

List 43. Oxymorons.

List 44. Daily Living Words.

List 45. Sesquipedalian Superstars.

SECTION 4: Content Words.

List 46. Math Vocabulary—Elementary.

List 47. Math Vocabulary—Intermediate.

List 48. Measurement System Abbreviations.

List 49. Metric System Prefixes and Conversions.

List 50. Roman Numerals.

List 51. Old Measurement Terms.

List 52. Reading Math Symbols.

List 53. Social Studies Vocabulary—Elementary.

List 54. Social Studies Vocabulary—Intermediate.

List 55. Geography Vocabulary—Elementary.

List 56. Geography Vocabulary—Intermediate.

List 57. U.S. States, Abbreviations, Name Meanings, and Capitals.

List 58. Provinces of Canada.

List 59. States of Mexico.

List 60. Science Vocabulary—Elementary.

List 61. Science Vocabulary—Intermediate.

SECTION 5: Books.

List 62. Book Words.

List 63. Genre.

List 64. Literary Terms.

List 65. Old and New Favorite Books to Read Aloud.

List 66. The Most Common Books in Libraries.

List 67. Award-Winning Children’s Books.

List 68. Books Without Words.

List 69. Predictable Books.

List 70. Sound-Awareness Books.

List 71. Rhyming Books.

List 72. Books for Word Play.

List 73. Children’s All Time Favorites.

List 74. Books for Reluctant and Developing Readers.

List 75. Kid’s Magazines for Readers and Writers.

List 76. Book List Collections.

List 77. Book Interest Arousers.

List 78. Book Report Form.

List 79. Book Report Alternatives.

SECTION 6: Writing.

List 80. Descriptive Words.

List 81. Story Starters.

List 82. Characteristics of Narrative and Expository Text.

List 83. Prompts for Expository Writing.

List 84. He Said/She Said.

List 85. Similes.

List 86. Metaphors.

List 87. Non-discriminatory Language Guidelines.

List 88. Build-a-Sentence.

List 89. Punctuation Guidelines.

List 90. Writeability Checklist.

List 91. Proofreading Checklist—Elementary.

List 92. Proofreading Checklist—Intermediate.

List 93. Proofreading Marks.

List 94. Teacher’s Correction Marks.

SECTION 7: Teaching Ideas.

List 95. Good Ideas for Reading Teachers.

List 96. Students’ Suggestions for Appealing Reading Activities.

List 97. Acitivites for Language Development.

List 98. Ways to Define a Word.

List 99. Multiple Intelligences and Reading.

List 100. Readability Graph.

List 101. Readability Score Comparisons.

List 102. Teaching with Newspapers.

List 103. One Hundred Ways to Praise.

List 104. Interest Inventory—Primary.

List 105. Interest Inventory—Elementary/Intermediate.

List 106. Student/Group Project Guide.

List 107. Working in Teams.

List 108. Teamwork Rules.

List 109. Activities for Tutors.

List 110. Reading Tips for Parents.

List 111. Games and Methods for Teaching.

List 112. Word Wall Lists.

SECTION 8: Comprehension.

List 113. New Literacies.

List 114. Comprehension Skills.

List 115. Comprehension Strategies.

List 116. Comprehension Strategy Initializations.

List 117. Comprehension Questions.

List 118. Signal Words.

List 119. Using Language to Support Comprehension.

List 120. Comprehension Thesaurus.

List 121. Persuasive Techniques.

SECTION 9: Fluency.

List 122. Fluency Elements.

List 123. Fluency and Punctuation.

List 124. Fluency Teaching Methods.

List 125. Sentence Tunes.

List 126. Oral Reading Activities.

List 127. Speech Sound Development.

SECTION 10: Study Skills.

List 128. Study Techniques.

List 129. Time Planning Chart.

List 130. Study Skills Checklist.

List 131. SQ3R Study Guide.

List 132. Graphic Organizers.

List 133. Using Computer-based Graphic Organizers.

List 134. Graph Types.

List 135. Mnemonic Device.

List 136. Problem-Solving Guide.

List 137. Test-Taking Strategies.

List 138. Library Classifications.

List 139. Dictionary Skills.

List 140. Dictionary Phonetic Symbols.

SECTION 11: Assessment.

List 141. Alternate Assessment Techniques.

List 142. English Language Arts Standards.

List 143. Analogies.

List 144. Rubrics for Writing—Primary.

List 145. Rubrics for Writing—Elementary/Intermediate.

List 146. Presentation Rubrics.

List 147. Test Words.

List 148. Important Modifiers.

List 149. Cloze Variations.

List 150. Testing Terms.

List 151. The Normal Distribution Curve.

SECTION 12: Spelling.

List 152. Spelling Demons—Elementary.

List 153. Spelling Demons—Intermediate.

List 154. Spelling Demons—National Spelling Bee List.

List 155. Spelling—Traditional Teaching Methods.

List 156. Double-Letter Spelling Patterns.

List 157. Spelling Rules for Adding Suffixes.

List 158. Plurals.

List 159. Capitalization Guidelines.

List 160. Contractions.

List 161. Compound Words.

List 162. Spelling and Pronunciation.

List 163. Common Abbreviations.

SECTION 13: The Internet.

List 164. Tips for Searching the Web.

List 165. Search Engines for Teachers and Students.

List 166. Web Sites for Reading Instruction.

List 167. Web Sites for Writers and Word Lovers.

List 168. Web Sites for Children’s Literature.

List 169. Kids’ Zines.

List 170. Virtual Reference Library.

List 171. Computer and Internet Terms.

List 172. Text, Chat, and Email Glossary.

List 173. Emoticons.

SECTION 14: English Language Learners (ESL or ELL).

List 174. Students’ Language Background.

List 175. English Sounds Not Used in Other Languages.

List 176. Problem English Sounds for English Language Learners.

List 177. Spanish Phonics.

List 178. Spanish Common Words and Phrases for Teachers.

List 179. Dichos-Spanish Proverbs.

SECTION 15: Language.

List 180. Parts of Speech.

List 181. Irregular Verb Patterns.

List 182. Basic Sentence Patterns.

List 183. Common Word Idioms.

List 184. Idiomatic Expressions.

List 185. Proverbs.

SECTION 16: Alphabets and Symbols.

List 186. Handwriting Charts.

List 187. Alphabet Letter Frequency.

List 188. Alphabet and Symbols Web Sites.

List 189. Foreign Alphabets.

List 190. Ancient Egyptian Alphabet—Hieroglyphs.

List 191. Native American Symbols.

List 192. Finger Spelling Alphabet.

List 193. Sign Language Examples.

List 194. Braille Alphabet.

List 195. Radio Voice Alphabet.

List 196. Morse Code.

List 197. Traffic Signs.

SECTION 17: Word Play.

List 198. Jump-Rope Rhymes.

List 199. Anagrams.

List 200. Doublespeak.

List 201. Hink Pinks and Jokes.

List 202. Onomatopoeia.

List 203. Palindromes.

List 204. Portmanteau Words.

List 205. Clipped Words.

List 206. Riddles.

List 207. Children’s Humor: What Kids Say.

List 208. Tongue Twisters.

List 209. Wacky Wordies.

List 210. Euphemisms.

List 211. Popular First Names.

List 212. Fun Names.

List 213. Proverbs in Disguise.

List 214. Strange Reading Research.

SECTION 18: Reference.

List 215. Reading Organizations and Journals.

List 216. Education Abbreviations.

List 217. Acronyms and Initializations.

List 218. Publishers of Reading Materials and Tests.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2007

    The best reading resouce out there!

    Every reading teacher/specialist should have this book. It has everything you need to develop appropriate content for your students. The new 2006 edition has resources for ESL students as well as broader content word lists. It's excellent!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2006

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    This jewel caught my eye as I was browsing BN. I winced at the price ($29.95) but while perusing the book my brain began filling with flashes of inspiration, creative neurons popped like fireworks, and I was hooked. Plus, it would look pretty on my book shelf. I did well! This tome has all the lists I regularly create (forgetting that I already made - and misplaced ¿ that one two years ago), all the ones I haven¿t because I can¿t, and scores I would have never thought of. The ¿Content Words¿ section is exceptional, covering math, science, social studies, and geography vocabulary. Quiz the kids to see what they remember over summer! We are having a blast with the ¿most commonly used words in the English language¿ section. We do for-fun spelling tests off of the words, in numerical order. My girls were dismayed to find themselves missing words in the first 100 most common words, and quite proud that they were both pulling 100%¿ers on words 351-400. Do you need Greek and Latin roots? Teacher¿s correction marks? Braille, Morse code, ASL? Prefixes, oxymorons, or sesquipedalian superstars? How about a little onomatopoeia and palindrome word play? As a brain-warmer book ¿ something to start the gears shifting in the morning ¿ it¿s fun. You can find enough thought-provokers, ego-boosters, and giggle-makers to roust any sluggish student (or teacher).

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  • Posted February 9, 2013

    Outstanding Language Arts Resource!

    I am a sixth grade teacher and have found this to be an outstanding resource for use in my Language Arts curriculum. It contains a profound wealth of useful information.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    Great for any educator

    This book has some great lists and vocabulary ideas for any teacher.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2003

    What a great book!

    This is such a great book. I can see referring to it over and over in the next few years as a teacher. It has so much information and suggestions. I just bought The Special Educator's Book of Lists and also find that one worthwhile to have. They are great quick references because most things are listed and a great gift for the graduating student that will be teaching in the fall.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2002


    This must be the best resource book I have ever purchased. I've always enoyed the 'Book of Lists' concept, but this one takes the cake! From interest surveys for students to tongue-twisters (good ones!) and jump rope rhymes, I can't praise this book enough.

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