Vocabularians

Integrated Word Study in the Middle Grades

Building on the ideas developed in Word Nerds: Teaching All Students to Learn and Love Vocabulary, Brenda J. Overturf has updated and energized the recommended practices for middle grades students. Vocabularians is for any educator who wants to help young adolescents increase knowledge and competency with word study while bringing interest, motivation, and even joy to their learning.

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Building on the ideas developed in Word Nerds: Teaching All Students to Learn and Love Vocabulary, Brenda J. Overturf has updated and energized the recommended practices for middle grades students. Vocabularians is for any educator who wants to help young adolescents increase knowledge and competency with word study while bringing interest, motivation, and even joy to their learning.

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About the Author(s)

Brenda J. Overturf began her career as a classroom teacher, working for eighteen years at the elementary and middle school levels, before she coordinated K-12 reading for Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Kentucky.

Leslie Montgomery is an intermediate-grades teacher at Gavin H. Cochran Elementary in Louisville, Kentucky.

Margot Holmes Smith is a reading and math intervention teacher for fourth and fifth grades at Atkinson Academy for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to becoming an intervention teacher, she taught third and fourth grades at Atkinson.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Why Focus on Vocabulary Development?
  • Chapter 2: Organizing for Middle Grades Vocabulary Development
  • Chapter 3: Words and Context
  • Chapter 4: Developing Morphological Awareness
  • Chapter 5: A Deeper Dive into Words and Phrases
  • Chapter 6: Creative Practice for Vocabulary Prowess
  • Chapter 7: Assessing Vocabulary Learning
  • Epilogue
  • Appendixes
  • References
  • Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 5-8
Media: 220 pp/paperMedia: E-BookMedia: E-Book/Print
Year: 2015
Item No: 1016Item No: 1047Item No: 1B16
ISBN: 978-162531-016-3ISBN: 978-162531-047-7ISBN: 978-162531-B16-3

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