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Vocabulary Handbook
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For educators at every level, the ""Vocabulary Handbook"" is a comprehensive reference about vocabulary instruction. Organized according to the elements of explicit instruction (what? why? when? and how?), the handbook includes both a research-informed knowledge base and practical sample lesson models. It tackles the three critical components of high quality vocabulary instruction: teaching specific words, teaching independent work-learning strategies, and promoting word consciousness. It is designed very thoughtfully to be most useful to educators.
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Linda Diamond is the executive vice president of CORE, a former school principal and director of instruction, and co-author of CORE's Teaching Reading Sourcebook. Linda is co-author and editorial director of the Teaching Reading Sourcebook, a comprehensive reference for evidence-based K-12 reading instruction that is currently used as a textbook in college education courses across the country. She is also owner of phonicFinder, software for analyzing the decodability of emergent reader texts. She has worked for more than 25 years as a reading product developer, author, teacher, and language arts consultant.

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"A welcome and valuable addition to every teacher's professional bookshelf." -- Shane Templeton "Translates what the experts are saying about vocabulary instruction into practical strategies and lesson plans . . . an excellent tool." -- Joseph K. Torgesen "The authors artfully extend current reading research into meaningful classroom practice...It provides a wealth of research-based instructional resources specifically designed to support vocabulary acquisition and development...Overall, the Vocabulary Handbook is a worthwhile purchase." --Amy J. Evers

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