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Word Travelers (Online Book)

Using Digital Tools to Explore Vocabulary and Develop Independent Learners

Lee Ann Tysseling

The Internet is full of tools for vocabulary development, but the quality and usefulness for teachers and students vary greatly. With a traditionalist's respect for word knowledge and an adventurer's spirit for discovering new routes to learning, Lee Ann Tysseling shares an exciting array of technology-assisted resources that can boost students' literacy skills and encourage wide reading.


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Product Details

  • Author: Lee Ann Tysseling
  • ISBN: 978-157110-867-8
  • Year: 2012
  • Media: Read & Watch Book (6 chapters)
  • Grade Range: 5-12
  • Item No: WEB-0867

The Internet is full of tools for vocabulary development, but the quality and usefulness for teachers and students vary greatly. With a traditionalist's respect for word knowledge and an adventurer's spirit for discovering new routes to learning, Lee Ann Tysseling shares an exciting array of technology-assisted resources that can boost students' literacy skills and encourage wide reading. In Word Travelers: Using Digital Tools to Explore Vocabulary and Develop Independent Learners, Lee Ann explores engaging resources such as animated semantic networks, instant etymologies, audio pronunciation guides, and word games that battle world hunger. Beyond vetting the best digital resources for vocabulary instruction and assessment, she provides embedded video tutorials and classroom interviews to help you and your students use the same tools tomorrow.

Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: The Apprenticeship Model: Developing Independent Learners
Chapter 2: Using Online Resources to Build Vocabulary and Explore Word Meaning
Chapter 3: Guided and Independent Vocabulary Learning Using Digital Tools
Chapter 4: Morphemic Analysis
Chapter 5: The Other Digital World: Using Television and the Internet to Build Vocabulary
Chapter 6: Alternatives to Ineffective Vocabulary Assessments
Appendixes

About the Author

Lee Ann Tysseling
Lee Ann Tysseling has been a teacher and professor of English language arts and literacy for thirty-eight years. She holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin -- Madison and the University of Iowa. The majority of her teaching positions have been in middle and high school. >more

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