Elfrieda H. Hiebert is president and CEO of TextProject, Inc., recipient of Literacy Research Association's Oscar S. Causey Award for outstanding contributions to reading research, and coauthor (with P. David Pearson) of Research-Based Practices for Teaching Common Core Literacy.
" Teaching Words can be a tool to inform early and late career educators seeking foundational knowledge about classroom vocabulary instruction. The historical footing paired with critical issues such as linguistic diversity, multilingual students, and intentional materials selection offers an empirically-based yet approachable guide for teachers to strengthen vocabulary instruction within their classrooms. As stated by Hiebert, 'Long-lasting changes in the complex contexts of classrooms are made through steady application of small changes' (p. x). With Teaching Words, educators can develop effective, meaningful vocabulary instruction one small change at a time."--Teachers College Record