Vocabulary Their Way: Word Study with Middle and Secondary Students

Vocabulary Their Way: Word Study with Middle and Secondary Students

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by Shane Templeton, Donald Bear, Francine Johnston, Marcia Invernizzi
     
 

The author team that developed the research-rooted word study phenomenon Words Their Way turn their attention to the same kind of hands on, research based approach to developing vocabulary with students in intermediate, middle, and secondary grades. The text offers research-tested ideas for helping students use word patterns to puzzle out meaning to content area… See more details below

Overview

The author team that developed the research-rooted word study phenomenon Words Their Way turn their attention to the same kind of hands on, research based approach to developing vocabulary with students in intermediate, middle, and secondary grades. The text offers research-tested ideas for helping students use word patterns to puzzle out meaning to content area vocabulary. It also provides much needed assessment information to help teachers gauge where to begin instruction, as well as hands on opportunities for teachers to keep student attention and interest as they build vocabulary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131555358
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
06/12/2009
Series:
Words Their Way Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

Table of Contents

Vocabulary Their Way: Word Study, Grades 4-12

Table of Contents

Part I: Foundations of Learning and Teaching Vocabulary

Chapter 1 — The Nature of Vocabulary Development and Instruction

What the research says

Early intermediate

Middle intermediate

Late Intermediate

Synchrony of development

Chapter 2 — The Meaning and Structure of Words

How Words Work: Meanings and Feelings

How Words Are Written: Spelling Makes Sense!

Chapter 3 — Where Words Come from and Where They’re Going

History

Dynamics of construction of new vocabulary

Part II: Instruction and Assessment

Chapter 4 —Essential Vocabulary Strategies and Activities

Guidelines for Teaching Core Academic and Content-Specific Academic Vocabulary

Tools for Teaching

Word Sorts and Concept Sorts

The Dictionary

Technology

Guidelines for Selecting Which Words to Teach Directly

Guidelines for Selecting Core Academic Vocabulary

Guidelines for Selecting Content-Specific Academic Vocabulary

Generative Strategies

Word Formation with Base Words and Affixes

Strategy for Decoding Longer Words

Principles of Teaching Morphology: Base Words and Affixes

Word Sort Activities to Support Word Formation with Base Words and Affixes

Word Formation with Greek/Latin Foots and Affixes

Principles of Teaching Morphology: Greek/Latin Roots and Affixes

Word Sort Activities to Support Word Formation with Greek/Latin Roots and Affixes

Word-Specific Strategies

Concept Sorts

Vocab-O-Grams

Vocabulary Cards

List, Group, and Label

Exploring Antonyms and Synonyms

Analogies

Vocabulary Notebooks

Graphic Organizers

Games

Online Resources about Words

Looking Ahead

Chapter 5-Teaching Core Academic Vocabulary in English/Language Arts

Concrete sorting

Using word study for character analysis

Sorting Adjectives

Concrete ways to understand authors word choice

Word study to teach poetry

Iambic pentameter

Syllable stress

Contrasts of poetry–word choice (alliteration/contrast is major literary technique which lends itself right into word choice)

Chapter 6— Teaching Content-Specific Academic Vocabulary

English

Guidelines for Content Area Vocabulary InstructionHistory

Mathematics

Science

Technical/Vocational

Chapter 7— Vocabulary Instruction with English Language Learners

The Context for Instruction

Wide Reading

Purposeful Writing

Reading to your EL Students

Ongoing Word Study Activities

Determining English Learners’ Level of English Proficiency

Word-Specific Challenges for English Learners

Generative Instruction

Compound Words

Driving Words from Common Base Words

Cognates

Chapter 8 - Assessment and Organization

Assessing

Grouping for instruction

Use checklist–qualitative

Early intermediate

Middle intermediate

Late Intermediate

Synchrony of development

Part III: Appendix

Additional Word Sorts

Sample Lessons

Spelling-to-Sound Correspondences

Most productive spelling rules

Syllable Patterns and Rules

Games

Assessments

Content Area Standards and Vocabulary

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