Vocabulary knowledge plays a huge role in the academic success of middle school students. But which words do students need to know to master the content in their textbooks, and how can they be learned? This book has the practical answers educators need. Middle school teachers will get five extensive, research-based lists of academic vocabulary words most frequently used in student textbooks- the words kids need to know to increase their comprehension and succeed in school. Teachers will also get critical background information on the importance of academic vocabulary, guidance on testing word knowledge, and proven teaching strategies for weaving vocabulary instruction into their everyday lessons. A great resource for in-service professional development and preservice teacher preparation courses! HELP MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS: Strengthen academic vocabulary knowledge in five key school subjects Master the content they need to know under the Common Core State Standards Understand why the words they encounter in textbooks are important Improve comprehension and eliminate roadblocks to understanding what they read Increase school success (for all students, including English language learners and those with disabilities)
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||11 - 13 Years|
About the Author
Jennifer Greene is an assistant professor in the School of Education at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Jennifer's research interests include specialized vocabulary in elementary and middle school education, as well as supporting grade-level teachers who want to incorporate word learning in their content-area classrooms. Jennifer is a literacy-teacher educator currently working with pre-service teachers preparing for teaching certification.
Averil Jean Coxhead, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer in applied linguistics in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Averil's research interests include specialised vocabulary in secondary and university-level education, the development and measurement of vocabulary size, the vocabulary load of written texts, and vocabulary in the trades. Averil teaches undergraduate and postgraduate applied linguistics and supervises Ph.D. research in vocabulary studies, English for Academic Purposes, and applied corpus linguistics.
Table of Contents
About the Authors
1. Key Concepts and Ideas about Vocabulary
How Can We Categorize Words In Texts?
What Is Academic Vocabulary?
What Is Technical Vocabulary?
What Is High-Frequency Vocabulary?
What is Mid-Frequency Vocabulary?
What Is Low-Frequency Vocabulary?
How Can We Categorize Proper Nouns?
Research on Word Lists
Identifying Academic Vocabulary in Middle School Texts
2. The Middle School Vocabulary Lists in Context
How Were the Middle School Vocabulary Lists Created?
What Kinds of Words Are Included in the Middle School Vocabulary Lists?
How Are Middle School Vocabulary List Words Integrated in Content-Area Textbooks?
Why Are the Middle School Vocabulary Lists Important for Middle School Teachers and Students?
3. Planning for Integrating the Middle School Vocabulary Lists into Classroom Instruction
What Is Meant When We Say Word Consciousness?
How Can We Set Priorities for Focusing on Specific Words?
What are Nationâ€™s (2007) Four Strands for Vocabulary Instruction?
4. What Strategies Can I Use to Focus on Middle School Vocabulary List Words? Activities for Providing Meaning-Focused Input and Meaning-Focused Output Jigsaw Reading
Concept MapLanguage-Focused Learning Activities
The Frayer Model
Triple-Entry Vocabulary Journal
Semantic Feature Analysis
Identifying and Using Cognates
Word Chains for Form, Meaning, and UseActivities for Developing Fluency
4-3-2 for Fluency
Quickwriting 5. Knowing a Word and Testing Word Knowledge What Does It Mean to Know a Word?
What Makes Word-Learning Easy and What Makes It Difficult?
How Can We Find out How Many Words Our Students Know from the Middle School Vocabulary Lists?
Testing Learning of Middle School Vocabulary List Words
How Can We Find out How Many Words our Students Know?
Why Is this Information about Vocabulary Knowledge and Testing Important for Middle School Teachers and Learners?
Future Research and Considerations
6. The Middle School Vocabulary Lists The Middle School English Grammar and Writing Vocabulary List
The Middle School Health Vocabulary List
The Middle School Mathematics Vocabulary List
The Middle School Science Vocabulary List
The Middle School Social Studies and History Vocabulary List
Appendix A. Methodology for the Compilation of the Middle School Vocabulary Lists
Appendix B. Vocabulary Size Test Version A
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