Inside Words

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-10-01
  • Publisher: Stenhouse Pub

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We've learned a lot in recent years about the important role vocabulary plays in making meaning, yet many teachers still struggle with vocabulary instruction that goes beyond weekly word lists. Effective vocabulary instruction is particularly vital in the content areas, where the specialized language used by "insiders" often creates a barrier to understanding for those new to the subjects. InInside Words, Janet Allen merges recent research and key content-area teaching strategies to show teachers how to help students understand the academic vocabulary found in textbooks, tests, articles, and other informational texts.Each instructional tool is listed alphabetically along with its purpose: building background knowledge; teaching words that are critical to comprehension; providing support during reading and writing; developing a conceptual framework; and assessing students' understanding of words and concepts.Inside Wordsbuilds on Janet's previous booksWords, Words, WordsandTools for Teaching Content Literacy, to provide a much-needed middle and secondary school resource for teaching vocabulary, not only in the language arts, but in all of the content areas.

Table of Contents

Instructional Strategies and the Tools That Support Them
Concept Circlesp. 13
Concept Ladderp. 19
Concepts and Vocabulary: Categories and Labelsp. 25
Contextual Redefinitionp. 31
Dictoglosp. 35
Focused Clozep. 39
Frayer Modelp. 43
Frequent Contactp. 49
"I'm Thinking of a Word ..."p. 55
I Spy: A Word Scavenger Huntp. 59
Leadp. 63
List-Group-Labelp. 69
Possible Questionsp. 75
Possible Sentencesp. 81
Previewing Content Vocabularyp. 87
Semantic Feature Analysisp. 91
Semantic Mappingp. 97
Survival of the Fittestp. 101
Think-Pair-Share: Collaborate for Understandingp. 105
Vocab-O-Gramp. 109
Word Sortp. 115
Word Wallsp. 119
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