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2nd Edition

Vocabulary Strategies That Work
Do This—Not That!

ISBN 9780367480592
Published March 25, 2021 by Routledge
140 Pages 38 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Update your vocabulary practices to meet standards and improve students’ word knowledge! This revised, clearly structured guide shows you how. Each chapter is packed with engaging, research-based, classroom-ready strategies for teaching vocabulary. For each vocabulary recommendation, you’ll learn the research behind it, how it relates to the Common Core and other state standards, and how to implement it in your classroom.

This expanded second edition includes a wealth of new vocabulary-building strategies and activities. Updates include a new chapter offering a research perspective, more content on teacher and student selection of vocabulary, and new tools and examples for content-area teachers to incorporate meaningful vocabulary instruction. Additional Support Material, with free printable activities and tools, is available online at www.routledge.com/9780367480592. This book is an invaluable resource for practicing and pre-service teachers.

Table of Contents

1. 5 Things Every Educator Should Know About Vocabulary Acquisition and Instruction  2. Purposeful Teacher Selection of Focus Words  3. Purposeful Student Selection of Focus Words  4. Help Students Come Up With Their Own Definitions  5. Use Strategies to Engage Students in Word Study  6. Teach Students Morphological Strategies to Figure Out Words They Do Not Know, in Addition to Context-Clue Strategies  7. Use Symbols, Pictures, and Movement to Help Bring Vocabulary to Life  8. Highlight and Use a Word Wall in Classroom Instruction  9. Use and Apply Vocabulary Words Regularly (versus Isolated Practice)  10. Assess Student Use of Words in Authentic Writing and Speaking

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Lori G. Wilfong is a former middle school language arts teacher, current Associate Professor in Middle Childhood Education at Kent State University, frequent conference presenter, and forever supporter of teachers working to weave literacy into their classrooms.