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This book is a natural for a teacher study group. It is well worth the time spent reading and discussing with colleagues because the ideas it holds are basic to rethinking and transforming vocabulary teaching.
Binghamton University, SUNY
How do you teach students the words that are crucial to unlocking the concepts in your content area? Until now "assign, define, test" has been the default strategy. But with Word Wise and Content Rich, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey bring vocabulary in out of the cold and into the heart of daily classroom practice in English, math, science, and history.
Word Wise and Content Rich offers a five-part framework for teaching vocabulary that's tailored to the needs of adolescent learners yet mindful of the demands on content-area teachers. Grounded in current research, this framework gives students the multiple encounters necessary to lock in the meaning of new words forever. Fisher and Frey's five-step modelshows you how to:
Foreword Karen Bromley Bromley, Karen
Ch. 1 Words (Still) Matter in Middle and High School 1
Ch. 2 Make It Intentional: A Framework for Selecting and Teaching Vocabulary 20
Ch. 3 Make It Transparent: Teacher Modeling of Academic Vocabulary Learning 43
Ch. 4 Make It Useable: Building Academic Vocabulary Through Peer Talk 59
Ch. 5 Make It Personal: Consolidating Students' Academic Vocabulary Through Individual Activities 94
Ch. 6 Make It a Priority: Creating a Schoolwide Focus on Learning Words 123
Ch. 7 Make It Your Own: How to Keep Learning About Academic Vocabulary 145