Bringing Words To Life

Author: Isabel L. Beck
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462508162
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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 production. Teachers are guided in selecting words for instruction; developing student-friendly explanations of new words; creating meaningful learning activities; and getting students involved in thinking about, using, and noticing new words both within and outside the classroom. Many concrete examples, sample classroom dialogues, and exercises for teachers bring the material to life. Helpful appendices include suggestions for trade books that help children enlarge their vocabulary and/or have fun with different aspects of words"--

Bringing Words To Life Second Edition

Author: Isabel L. Beck
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 146250826X
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Hundreds of thousands of teachers have used this highly practical guide to help K-12 students enlarge their vocabulary and get involved in noticing, understanding, and using new words. Grounded in research, the book explains how to select words for instruction, introduce their meanings, and create engaging learning activities that promote both word knowledge and reading comprehension. The authors are trusted experts who draw on extensive experience in diverse classrooms and schools. Sample lessons and vignettes, children's literature suggestions, end-of-chapter summaries, and "Your Turn" learning activities enhance the book's utility as a classroom resource, professional development tool, or course text. New to This Edition *Reflects over a decade of advances in research-based vocabulary instruction. *Chapters on vocabulary and writing; assessment; and differentiating instruction for struggling readers and English language learners, including coverage of response to intervention (RTI). *Expanded discussions of content-area vocabulary and multiple-meaning words. *Many additional examples showing what robust instruction looks like in action. *Appendix with a useful menu of instructional activities. See also the authors' Creating Robust Vocabulary: Frequently Asked Questions and Extended Examples, which includes specific instructional sequences for different grade ranges, as well as Making Sense of Phonics, Second Edition: The Hows and Whys, by Isabel L. Beck and Mark E. Beck, an invaluable resource for K-3.

Creating Robust Vocabulary

Author: Isabel L. Beck
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606237845
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Bringing Words to Life has enlivened the classrooms of hundreds of thousands of teachers. Responding to readers' success stories, practical questions, and requests for extended examples, this ideal volume builds on the groundbreaking work of Bringing Words to Life. The authors present additional tools, tips, and detailed explanations of such questions as which words to teach, when and how to teach them, and how to adapt instruction for English language learners. They provide specific instructional sequences, including assessments, for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12, as well as interactive lesson planning resources. Invaluable appendices feature engaging classroom activities and a comprehensive list of children's books and stories with suggested vocabulary for study. See also the authors' Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition: Robust Vocabulary Instruction, the authoritative guide to research-based vocabulary instruction, as well as Making Sense of Phonics, Second Edition: The Hows and Whys, by Isabel L. Beck and Mark E. Beck, an invaluable resource for K-3.

Making Sense Of Phonics

Author: Isabel L. Beck
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462512054
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This bestselling book provides indispensable tools and strategies for explicit, systematic phonics instruction in K-3. Teachers learn effective ways to build students' decoding skills by teaching letter-sound relationships, blending, word building, multisyllabic decoding, fluency, and more. The volume is packed with engaging classroom activities, many specific examples, and research-based explanations. It offers a complete phonics assessment and clear guidelines for sequencing instruction to give every student a strong foundation for reading. More than 30 reproducible forms and word lists are included in the appendices; the companion website features a wealth of supplemental teaching resources. New to This Edition *Six additional chapters covering key topics, including assessment, phonemic awareness, orthography, and automaticity. *A complete phonics assessment with administering and scoring guidelines. *Companion website with rich supplemental resources, including word/syllable cards, assessment tools, and illustrated stories featuring target words, which teachers can project or print for classroom use. *More classroom examples and "Your Turn" activities, plus expanded word lists. See also Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition: Robust Vocabulary Instruction and Creating Robust Vocabulary: Frequently Asked Questions and Extended Examples, by Isabel L. Beck, Margaret G. McKeown, and Linda Kucan, which provide essential tools for K-12 vocabulary instruction.

Bringing Reading Research To Life

Author: Margaret G. McKeown
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606234757
Size: 56.15 MB
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This book brings together some of the world’s foremost literacy scholars to discuss how research influences what teachers actually do in the classroom. Chapters describe the current state of knowledge about such key topics as decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, digital literacies, reading disabilities, and reading reform. At the same time, the authors offer a unique “inside view” of their own research careers: key personal and professional influences, how their research agendas took shape, and what they see as the most important questions currently facing the field. The book honors the contributions of Isabel Beck, who has achieved tremendous success in translating research into widely used instructional practices.

Vocabulary Assessment To Support Instruction

Author: Margaret G. McKeown
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462530796
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Vocabulary development is essential for learning, but conventional vocabulary assessments lack the range and flexibility to support K-12 classroom teachers in making instructional decisions. Drawing on multiple disciplines--including linguistics, educational psychology, and educational measurement--this book offers a fresh perspective on word learning and describes powerful, precise assessment strategies. Guidelines are presented for selecting which words to teach, evaluating the depth and richness of students' word knowledge and their ability to apply it in complex contexts, designing effective instructional practices, and using technology to create adaptive and scalable assessments. User-friendly features include sample test items, classroom examples, a glossary, and suggested print and online resources.

The Vocabulary Book

Author: Michael F. Graves
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807757268
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This new second edition includes two entirely new chapters on selecting vocabulary words for study and vocabulary instruction for English Language Learners. In addition, every chapter has been substantially updated to incorporate discussion of next-generation standards. Incorporating the newest research in vocabulary acquisition into the four-part model of vocabulary instruction that made the first edition a bestseller, this edition emphasizes vocabulary as an important tool in meeting the needs of increasingly diverse students K-12. It also includes new instructional approaches to teaching vocabulary that have been developed and classroom-tested since the release of the first edition.

Questioning The Author

Author: Isabel L. Beck
Publisher: Newark, Del. : International Reading Association
ISBN:
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Noting that elementary-school students often fail to understand many of the ideas presented in school textbooks, this book presents the Questioning the Author (QtA) strategy, which is designed to establish student interactions with text and build greater understanding by teaching students to question the ideas presented in the text while they are reading. The book presents many examples of QtA in action as children engage with narrative and expository texts to construct meaning. After a foreword and an introduction, chapters in the book are: (1) "What Is Questioning the Author and How Was It Developed?"; (2) "Queries"; (3) "Planning"; (4) "Discussion"; (5) "Implementation"; and (6) "Where Has Questioning the Author Been and Where Is It Going?" Contains 66 references. (RS)

Essential Readings On Vocabulary Instruction

Author: Michael F. Graves
Publisher: International Reading Assoc.
ISBN: 9780872078062
Size: 15.13 MB
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This convenient resource offers 14 outstanding articles on the critical topic of vocabulary instruction, compiled and introduced by noted expert Michael F. Graves. The articles, drawn from IRA books, journals, and other sources, represent the best thinking of leaders in the field of vocabulary teaching and learning. The cornerstone of the IRA Library: Vocabulary collection, this book is ideal for use in teacher education or for group or individual professional development. The introduction gives an overview of important aspects of vocabulary learning, and the articles each supplemented with Questions for Reflection are grouped into these critical topics: -- Providing rich and varied language experiences --Teaching individual words -- Teaching word-learning strategies -- Fostering word consciousness -- Teaching English language learners -- Teaching vocabulary in content areas.