Making Words Stick

Strategies That Build Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension in the Elementary Grades

Making Words Stick shows you how to move beyond spelling lists and rote memorization to make words both meaningful and memorable for all your students. It builds on the connection between vocabulary and comprehension and guides teachers in their most important task—building a strong literacy foundation.

Full of efficient, effective, and engaging strategies, this useful guide explores innovative ways to organize vocabulary instruction in the grade 1-8 classroom. It demonstrates how to:

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Making Words Stick shows you how to move beyond spelling lists and rote memorization to make words both meaningful and memorable for all your students. It builds on the connection between vocabulary and comprehension and guides teachers in their most important task—building a strong literacy foundation.

Full of efficient, effective, and engaging strategies, this useful guide explores innovative ways to organize vocabulary instruction in the grade 1-8 classroom. It demonstrates...read more

About the Author(s)

Kellie is currently a consultant for early literacy with a specialty of teaching writing. She also teaches first grade in the Delta School District in British Columbia, and consults with schools in the United States and Canada.

Table of Contents

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Introduction
1. Anchoring Word Knowledge
2. Semantic Mapping
3. Using Semantic Mapping
4. STRETCH-Chart Prompted Conversations
5. Using STRETCH Charts
6. Independent Centres
7. Using Centres
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-1
Media: 160 pp/paper
Item No: 8174
ISBN: 978-155138-174-9

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