ISBN-10:
1598573055
ISBN-13:
9781598573053
Pub. Date:
02/01/2015
Publisher:
Brookes Publishing
Academic Vocabulary for Middle School Students: Research-Based Lists and Strategies for Key Content Areas / Edition 1

Academic Vocabulary for Middle School Students: Research-Based Lists and Strategies for Key Content Areas / Edition 1

by Jennifer Wells Greene, Averil Jean Coxhead
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ISBN-13: 9781598573053
Publisher: Brookes Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 361,172
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
Acknowledgments

Introduction

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 Nation’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
Narrow Reading
Close Reading
Concept MapLanguage-Focused Learning Activities
The Frayer Model
Word Sorts
Triple-Entry Vocabulary Journal
Vocabulary Cards
Semantic Feature Analysis
Identifying and Using Cognates
Word Builder
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
References

Appendix A. Methodology for the Compilation of the Middle School Vocabulary Lists
Appendix B. Vocabulary Size Test Version A

Index

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