Vocabulary in Action: Lessons from Great Literacy Teachers

Vocabulary in Action: Lessons from Great Literacy Teachers

by Gay Fawcett

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ISBN-13: 9781610488761
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 08/14/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Gay Fawcett has been in education for over 38 years as a teacher, principal, curriculum director, and professor. She currently consults and writes in the field of literacy education.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Timothy V. Rasinski
Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1: Principles of Vocabulary Instruction
When Does a Student Know a Word?
Indirect Learning of Vocabulary
Read Alouds
Talk With Children
Independent Reading
Direct Vocabulary Instruction
What Works?
What Words?
Guidelines for Vocabulary Instruction
Conclusion
Reflection and Action
Knowledge Rating Chart
Chapter 2: The Importance of Routines in Vocabulary Instruction
Vocabulary Routine in Parchment, Michigan
Selecting Vocabulary Words
Five Day Plan
Stephanie Murphy's Favorite: Story Impression
Conclusion
Reflection and Action
Chapter 3: You Don't Have to be Greek to Teach Greek and Latin Roots!
Morphology Instruction in Fairfax County, Virginia
Finding the Connection
Expanding the Word Roots Approach into Other Classrooms
Vocabulary Routines
Independent Reading
Classroom Talk
WOW Words
Joanna Newton's Favorite: Root of the Week
Conclusion
Reflection and Action
Meeting Procedure: Focused Free Write
Chapter 4: Creating a Classroom Context That Supports Vocabulary Instruction
Establishing a Culture That All Students Deserve in Shawnee, Kansas
Teacher Attitude and Enthusiasm
Jeri Power's Students
Vocabulary Routines
Independent Reading
Writing
Read Alouds
Jeri Power's Favorite: Exhausted Word Maps
Conclusion
Reflection and Action
Meeting Procedure: Consultation Line
Chapter 5: Vocabulary Strategies: Where to Look First
Effective Vocabulary Strategies Learned From Colleagues in Stow, Ohio
Vocabulary Routines
Awesome Words
Family Involvement
Note Card Summaries
Jackie Zaucha's Favorite: Word Ladders
Conclusion
Reflection and Action
Template for Planning a Word Ladder
Chapter 6: Be an Active Decision-Maker When Planning Vocabulary Instruction
Vocabulary Instruction within the Context of Standards, Tests, and Accountability in Baltimore, Maryland
Vocabulary Routines
Word Splash
Make It Mine Words
Vocabulary Tree
Baby Words
Vocabulary Bookmarks
Jill Johnson-McMullan's Favorite: Context Clues
Conclusion
Reflection and Action
Meeting Procedure: Carousel
Chapter 7: Teacher Modeling for Vocabulary Instruction
A Life of Reading, Writing, and Thinking in Kent, Ohio
Assessing Students' Interests and Needs
Vocabulary Routines
Quiet Reading
Read Alouds
Patriotic Songs and Texts
Connecting Spelling and Vocabulary Instruction
Michele McComb's Favorite: Index Cards Conversations
Conclusion
Reflection and Action
Chapter 8: Filling Your Classroom with Words
A Word Filled Classroom in Orlando, Florida
Word Wall Routine
Patrick Hernan's Favorite: Word Wall Bingo
Conclusion
Reflection and Action
Chapters 9: Teaching Vocabulary in Meaningful Contexts
Learning Vocabulary through Supplemental Reading Instruction in Ganado,
Arizona
Vocabulary Study with Literature
Knowledge Boxes
Vocabulary Study with Non-Fiction Texts
Elaina Vann's Favorite: Vocabulary Development through the Senses
Parent Involvement
Conclusion
Reflection and Action
Meeting Procedure: Jigsaw
Chapter 10: Professional Development and Vocabulary Instruction
Professional Development in Chula Vista, California
Vocabulary Routines
Think Alouds
Chants
Susan Dowell's Favorite: The Farmer in the Dell
Conclusion
Reflection and Action
Meeting Procedure: Give One, Get One
Chapter 11: Vocabulary Instruction for Children with Special Needs
Vocabulary Instruction for Children with Special Needs in Mayfield, Ohio
Vocabulary Routines
Scaffolding with Pictures
Word Webs
Alpha Boxes
Sally Maher's Favorite: Language Calendar
Conclusion
Reflection and Action
Meeting Procedure: Kiva
Chapter 12: Oral Vocabulary Leads Reading Vocabulary
Oral Language Instruction in Springfield, Missouri
Vocabulary Routines
Structured Conversations
Teacher Modeling
Informal Social Language Development
Parent Newletters
Abby Lowe's Favorite: Kinesthetic Read Alouds
Conclusion
Reflection and Action
Meeting Procedure: Silent Conversation
Chapter 13: Resources
Online Resources
Online Dictionaries
Websites for Professional Reading
Websites for Teaching Word Roots
Professional Books
Children's Literature for Teaching Vocabulary
References

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