Stretching Students' Vocabulary

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Best Practices for Building the Rich Vocabulary Students Need to Achieve Reading, Writing, and the Content Areas

Research shows that a large vocabulary is vital for students' success with reading comprehension, standardized tests, and communication skills. Here, Karen Bromley offers a wealth of teacher-tested activities designed to help all learners master words for all subject areas. She devotes chapters to using context, using structure, and investigating words. The result? ...

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Overview

Best Practices for Building the Rich Vocabulary Students Need to Achieve Reading, Writing, and the Content Areas

Research shows that a large vocabulary is vital for students' success with reading comprehension, standardized tests, and communication skills. Here, Karen Bromley offers a wealth of teacher-tested activities designed to help all learners master words for all subject areas. She devotes chapters to using context, using structure, and investigating words. The result? The most complete, useful guide to teaching vocabulary available.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439288392
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,392,055
  • Age range: 8 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.29 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 5
Chapter 1 How Words Are Learned 6
Benefits of Word Learning 7
There Is No "Best Method" 7
A Model for Word Learning 9
Guidelines for Teaching Vocabulary 11
Vocabulary Anchors 11
Picture Walk Words 12
Fix-Up Strategies 13
Think-Aloud 13
Vo-back-ulary 14
Start Friday With a Song 15
Word Detectives 17
Characters from A-Z 19
Newspaper Know-How 21
ABC Books 22
SCUBA-D 24
Find & Photograph 24
Chapter 2 Getting Started With Word Learning 28
Aaron's Word Knowledge 29
Pitfalls of Current Vocabulary Practice 31
Sound Vocabulary Teaching in Grades 3 to 8 36
S2-D2: Spell, Say, Define, Draw 37
Word Webs 38
Concept Definition Maps 41
Zooming In and Zooming Out 42
English Language Factoids 42
TPRS: Total Physical Response Storytelling 44
3-D Words 46
I Have... Who Has? 46
Interview a Word 47
TNT 48
Chapter 3 Using Context to Learn Words 50
Making Meaning With Context 51
When Context Doesn't Help 52
Using Context Effectively 54
Pictures 54
Word Pictures 54
Key Symbols 55
Context Within Text 57
Excerpt Errors 57
Clue Words 58
Guessed Meanings 60
Guess and Check 61
Reciprocal Teaching 62
Word Hunt 63
Super Word Web 64
Context Beyond Text 65
Think-Aloud 65
Jeopardy 65
Word Theater 66
Picture Dictionaries 67
Lift-the-Flap Words 68
Chapter 4 Using Structure to Learn Words 70
Concepts About Words 71
Box-It 71
Graph and Guess 72
Letter Sounds and Clusters 73
Stretch-a-Word 73
Sound Boxes 73
Letter "Chunks" 74
Flip Books 75
Clap-It 75
Spelling Cheerleading 76
Making Words 77
Making BIG Words 78
Word Sorts 81
Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes 83
Vocabulary Squares 85
A Root a Week 86
Hit or Miss 88
Rivet 89
Property Posters 91
Chapter 5 Investigating Words 93
Wordplay 94
Wordplay Books 94
Grandiloquence 94
Fingerspelling 96
Using the Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Glossary 97
Pictionary-Dictionary 99
Word Books 100
College Words 100
Snapshot Alphabet 101
Web-a-Word 102
A Book Walk 107
A Glossary of Terms 108
Writing Poetry 109
Words That "Sizzle" 109
Acrostic Poems 110
Synonym Poems 111
Opposite Poems 111
Operation Opposites 112
Using Literature 113
Vocabulary Connections 113
Said Is Dead! 114
Appendix
References 116
Reproducible Forms 118
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