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Bringing words to life : robust vocabulary instruction

Author: Isabel L Beck; Margaret G McKeown; Linda Kucan
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2002.
Series: Solving problems in the teaching of literacy.
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"Exciting and engaging vocabulary instruction can set students on the path to a lifelong fascination with words. This book provides a research-based framework and practical strategies for vocabulary development with children from the earliest grades through high school. The authors emphasize instruction that offers rich information about words and their uses and enhances students' language comprehension and
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Genre/Form: Guide (Descripteur de forme)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Isabel L Beck; Margaret G McKeown; Linda Kucan
ISBN: 9781572307537 1572307536
OCLC Number: 48450880
Description: xii, 148 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Rationale for robust vocabulary instruction --
Choosing words to teach --
Introducing vocabulary --
Developing vocabulary in the earliest grades --
Developing vocabulary in the later grades --
Making the most of natural contexts --
Enriching the verbal environment --
Appendix A: Text talk books and vocabulary words --
Appendix B: Books for a lively verbal environment.
Series Title: Solving problems in the teaching of literacy.
Responsibility: Isabel L. Beck, Margaret G. McKeown, Linda Kucan.
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'This little book is a gem. It shows how teachers can teach word meanings so powerfully that students of all ages will be able to grasp an author's meaning or communicate their own more effectively. Read more...

 
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