Tools for Teaching Academic Vocabulary

Vocabulary teaching often becomes an isolated activity rather than an integral part of our overall teaching. When this happens, students seldom internalize those words or incorporate them into their writing or speaking. In Tools for Teaching Academic Vocabulary, Janet Allen provides strategies that will help students learn new words, become more conscious of words, and increase competence in knowing when and how to use words.

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Vocabulary teaching often becomes an isolated activity rather than an integral part of our overall teaching. When this happens, students seldom internalize those words or incorporate them into their writing or speaking. In Tools for Teaching Academic Vocabulary, Janet Allen provides strategies that will help students learn new words, become more conscious of words, and increase competence in knowing when and how to use words.

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About the Author(s)

Janet Allen is an international consultant recognized for her comprehensive work in reading education.

Table of Contents

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Contents

  • Introduction

Developing a Comprehensive Vocabulary Program

  • Defining Types of Vocabulary
  • Reference Chart for Vocabulary Types

Providing Rich and Varied Language Experiences

  • Read, Reflect, Respond, & Remember
  • Word Talk with Word Questioning
  • Words from the Inside Out

Teaching Individual Words

  • 5 W's and H of Knowing a Word
  • Comparison by Analysis
  • Word Logs
  • Multiple-Meaning Words: From General to Domain-Specific Knowledge
  • Naming and Knowing Text Features
  • Collecting Topic-Specific Language for Writing
  • Preview/Prediction Vocabulary Guide
  • Word Webs
  • Words in Context Plus
  • Graphically Organized Learning: Integration, Repetition, and Meaningful Use

Teaching Word-Learning Strategies

  • How to Use Internal Context Clues: Prefixes, Root Words, Suffixes
  • How to Use External Context Clues to Learn New Words
  • How to Use Resources to Support Learning New Words

Fostering Word Consciousness

  • Using the Just-Right Word: Arrays of Word Meanings
  • Word-Rich Instruction
  • Appendix

Product Details

Grade Range: 4-12
Media: 78pp flipchart
Year: 2014
Item No: WEB-0408
ISBN: 978-157110-408-3

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