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Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading


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Series Introduction The National Reading Panel Report Professional Development in Literacy Using the Books Overview of Book ContentsIntroduction: VocabularyChapter 1 Vocabulary Instruction: What Does Research Tell Us? What is Vocabulary? Why is Vocabulary Important? How Do I Support Vocabulary Growth? Professional Development SuggestionsChapter 2 Instructional Strategies for Teaching VocabularyGeneral/Guiding Principles for Instruction Professional Development Suggestion Strategy Suggestions Vocabulary Materials and ProgramsProfessional Development Suggestions Chapter 3 Assessing VocabularyBig IdeasEvaluate Your Current Assessment PracticesIdeas for AssessmentPlans for Change Chapter 4 Beyond Strategies and Beyond the Classroom ELL Students and Vocabulary Development Vocabulary Activities at Home Reflection Protocol Professional Development Suggestions Vignette Chapter 5 Resources for TeachersWeb Sites Word Play Word Roots/Word Lists Make Your Own Word Games Electronic Dictionaries and References For Further Professional ReadingTeacher Resource Books and Articles Classroom Activities For Further Professional ReadingChildren's Books Word Play Children's DictionariesReferencesIndex

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Learn to assess and enhance your vocabulary skills! Finally teachers have access to a professional development series, Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading, written specifically to guide them in sharpening their understanding of the five key components to Reading First-phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. This book focuses on vocabulary, but each volume in the five-part series addresses one key component and presents friendly tips and strategies that teachers can take right into the classroom. How to make Vocabulary work for you!

  • Each chapter offers recommendations for incorporating appropriate reading materials, fostering productive home-school connections, and promoting students' desire to learn to read and write.
  • Read current key research studies and findings and learn about their implications for classroom practice.
  • Discover how to evaluate your current practices and create concrete plans for change.
  • Start a learning community or book club and share your knowledge with colleagues.
  • Access useful resources and links to extend and enrich your own learning beyond the classroom.

Teachers rave about A Professional Development Guide to Vocabulary!"This book is one that will be used from cover to cover. [T]he book is a wealth of actual activities to use for vocabulary growth. What teacher or staff development instructor wouldn't want all this information at their fingertips?" -Cathy Taylor, Reading First literacy coach, Stewart County Elementary School, Lumpkin, GA Also available in the Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading Series: A Professional Development Guide to Phonemic Awareness (c)2008 | ISBN: 0-205-45628-6A Professional Development Guide to Phonics (c)2008 | ISBN: 0-205-45630-8A Professional Development Guide to Fluency (c)2008 | ISBN: 0-205-45629-4A Professional Development Guide to Comprehension (c)2008 | ISBN: 0-205-45627-8

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