9780132837781

Teaching Vocabulary in All Classrooms

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  • ISBN13:

    9780132837781

  • ISBN10:

    0132837781

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/31/2014
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

A must-have resource for any K-12 classroom teacher, Teaching Vocabulary in All Classrooms, 5/e presents a comprehensive framework for seamlessly and effectively incorporating vocabulary into everyday classroom instruction across all content areas. Respected literacy researchers and educators Camille Blachowicz and Peter J. Fisher provide fresh and current ideas for implementing best-practice vocabulary research and classroom-tested strategies for beginning as well as experienced teachers who want to build or revitalize their curriculum. This new edition retains the most popular features of the earlier edition and now includes: new and expanded ideas for teaching academic vocabulary, new resources such as learner’s dictionaries for spelling and morphology instruction for older students, expanded coverage of vocabulary instruction for diverse students, particularly English language learners and struggling readers, and an emphasis on connections to the Common Core State Standards.

Author Biography

Camille Blachowicz is Professor of Education at the National College of Education of National-Louis University, where she is Director of the Reading Center and Reading Program. In her long career as an educator, Dr. Blachowicz has been a classroom teacher, team leader, and reading specialist as well as a university educator and staff developer. Her research has been supported by grants from the Spencer Foundation, the Fulbright Council and the International Reading Association. Dr. Blachowicz's many articles have been published in journals ranging from Educational Leadership and Reading Teacher to Reading Research Quarterly. She is also co-author of the books Reading Diagnosis: An Instructional Approach, Teaching Vocabulary in All Classrooms, Reading Comprehension: Strategies for Independent Learners, Reading Street, Fluency Development: From Research to Practice, and the chapter on vocabulary research for the third Handbook of Reading Research along with numerous book chapters and monographs. She also co-edits the series of staff development and in-service books Tools for Teaching Literacy along with Donna Ogle. As a staff developer, Dr. Blachowicz is a frequent speaker at national, local, and international conferences and at meetings of the International Reading Association, where she is a member of the publication committee. Dr. Blachowicz has also been named to the roster of Outstanding Teacher Educators in Reading by the International Reading Association.

Currently, along with her teaching and writing, Dr. Blachowicz is co-directing two projects in urban and suburban schools: Literacy Partners, and the Everybody Reads Fluency Project.

 

Peter Fisher is a professor of education at National College of Education of National-Louis University where he teaches graduate classes in literacy education. Peter taught in elementary and high schools in England prior to coming to the USA to complete his doctoral studies at SUNY at Buffalo. Peter’s research interests include vocabulary development and the teaching of storytelling.  In 1997 he was inducted into the Illinois Reading Hall of Fame.

Table of Contents

Brief Contents

 

Ch. 1   Spotlight on Vocabulary: A Theoretical and Practical Perspective

Ch. 2   Learning Vocabulary from Context

Ch. 3   Integrating Vocabulary and Strategic and Close Reading Instruction

Ch. 4   Learning Vocabulary in Literary Reading

Ch. 5   Learning Vocabulary in the Content Areas

Ch. 6   Vocabulary and Spelling Instruction Using Structural Analysis

Ch. 7   Assessing Vocabulary Knowledge

Ch. 8   Vocabulary Intruction for Diverse Learners

Ch. 9   Using Dictionaries and Other References

Ch. 10   Developing Word Consciousness

 

Appendices

A.   School dictionaries and Thesauruses

B .  Books for expanding vocabulary and word play

C .  Computer Programs with a Vocabulary Focus

D .  Vocabulary Word Games

E .  Websites/Apps for Vocabulary

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