Words, Words, Words

Teaching Vocabulary in Grades 4-12

Do you spend hours creating word lists and weekly vocabulary tests only to find that your students have "forgotten" the words by the following week? Janet Allen and her students were frustrated with the same problem. Words, Words, Words describes the research that changed the way she and many other teachers teach vocabulary. It offers educators practical, research-based solutions for helping students fall into new language, learn new words, and begin to use those words in their speaking and writing lives.

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Do you spend hours creating word lists and weekly vocabulary tests only to find that your students have "forgotten" the words by the following week? Janet Allen and her students were frustrated with the same problem. Words, Words, Words describes the research that changed the way she and many other teachers teach vocabulary. It offers educators practical, research-based solutions for helping students fall into new language, learn new words, and begin to use those words in their speak...read more

About the Author(s)

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

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Contents
1. Diaphragming Sentences: A Case for Word Control
2. Larger Contexts: Meaningful, Connected, and Rich Uses of Language
3. Alternatives to, Look It Up in the Dictionary!
4. Reading as the Heart of Word-Rich Classrooms
5. How Do We Know It's Working?
Appendix A: Research and Resources for More Information on Vocabulary
Appendix B: Quotes for Word Lovers
Appendix C: Word Games in the Classroom
Appendix D: Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes
Appendix E: Forms
Professional References
Literature References

Product Details

Grade Range: 4-12
Media: 160 pp/paper
Year: 1999
Item No: 0085Item No: 0494Item No: B085
ISBN: 978-157110-085-6ISBN: 978-157110-494-6ISBN: 978-15711B-085-6

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