Essential Strategies for Word Study

Effective Methods for Improving Decoding, Spelling, and Vocabulary

Author: Timothy V. Rasinski,Jerry Zutell

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545103336

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Defining word study as the direct exploration and analysis of words--through phonics, vocabulary, and spelling instruction--the authors maintain that it is most effective when sound, spelling, and meaning are examined simultaneously. To that end, they offer thirty engaging activities divided into three sections: exploring word structure, examining word meanings, and extending word learning. Provides 30 fun and engaging activities that help students draw on the combined power of sound, spelling, and meaning to investigate words, including high frequency words, word families, and idioms. Suggests ways to build a robust vocabulary across content areas, enabling independent reading of challenging content reading material. Explains how to design your own word study program, and offers scheduling tips and alternate ways to organize depending on the grade level you teach.
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Word Study in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom

Author: Melinda Leko

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807774871

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Word study integrates decoding/phonics, spelling, and vocabulary instruction to help struggling readers identify unfamiliar words in order to improve reading comprehension. This book provides secondary teachers with practical strategies to embed word study instruction in content area classes and support the needs of adolescent readers, particularly those with disabilities. The text includes many useful teaching resources, such as sample lesson plans, reproducible teaching tools, web resource lists, and tips about technology-based learning tools. This comprehensive, hands-on volume will also appeal to teachers who are new to word study, especially those who have students with disabilities in their classrooms. “Secondary teachers seeking practical suggestions for how to help struggling readers will love this book! Word Study in the Inclusive Classroom provides a clear, concise overview of the many ways that adolescents can still struggle to read well into high school. This overview is followed up with a clear explanation of everything a teacher would need to know to start implementing word study immediately. Leko includes lots of helpful examples of word study instruction in a variety of content area classes, including science, social studies, and English. Easy to read and so informative!” —Dr. Kimber Wilkerson, University of Wisconsin–Madison “This book will be an invaluable resource for preserivce and inservice general and special educators.? Few texts address reading instruction for secondary students with reading difficulties and disabilities. Word Study in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom fills this void, providing secondary teachers with the fundamental knowledge and evidence-based practices essential for providing effective word study instruction tailored to the unique learning needs of such students.” —Alexandra Lauterbach, University of Massachusetts–Amherst
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Word Study That Sticks

Best Practices, K-6

Author: Pamela Koutrakos

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1544327269

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Take word learning to the next level in your classroom Hungry for lively and engaging ways to augment word study? This hands-on guide to word study instruction connects research with experience to make word learning jubilant and fun. With the goal of instilling curiosity and a self-starting attitude in students, Word Study That Sticks delivers challenging, discovery-based instructional practices that support all learners in any subject area. Lesson ideas, routines, key practices, and special advice for beginning teachers make word study instruction accessible for educators working at every experience level.
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Instructing Students Who Have Literacy Problems

Author: Sandra McCormick,Jerry Zutell

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133563707

Category: Education

Page: 536

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Note: This is the loose-leaf version of Instructing Students Who Have Literacy Problems and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with the loose-leaf version, use ISBN 0133830934 . Long valued for its coverage of both assessment and instructional strategies, this widely popular reading diagnosis text presents a balanced view of literacy instruction, thoroughly examining interventions for students having difficulties with word study and reading comprehension. Instructing Students Who Have Literacy Problems, 7/e incorporates chapters on both formal and informal assessment with instructional interventions, allowing instructors to use this versatile text for one inclusive course or for two separate courses on diagnosis and instruction. Student case studies, as well as vignettes of teachers in action, illustrate real-world applications based on extensive research and the theoretical foundations of reading intervention. The new edition is available as an enhanced eBook, includes suggestions for using technology to teach struggling readers, addresses the Common Core State Standards, and includes numerous other features that establish the text as an influential and invaluable resource in the fields of reading assessment, diagnosis, and remediation. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book. *The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7” or 10” tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.
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Shared Reading for Today's Classroom

Author: Carleen daCruz Payne

Publisher: Teaching Strategies

ISBN: 9780439365956

Category: Education

Page: 160

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A resource to help students become confident, independent readers, offers classroom dialogues, lessons, and strategies to make the reading process visible for students--for both fiction and nonfiction.
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Infusing Vocabulary Into the Reading-Writing Workshop

A Guide for Teachers in Grades K-8

Author: Amy Benjamin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317296885

Category: Education

Page: 134

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Learn how to make vocabulary instruction more effective by making better use of mini-lessons and word study time to achieve durable learning about words and how they work. In this essential new book, literacy expert Amy Benjamin presents her 4E model (Exposure, Exploration, Engagement, Energy) for teaching vocabulary so that students gain deep understanding, improving their overall language and literacy skills. Benjamin guides you through bringing these 4Es to life in your K-8 reading-writing workshop. -Exposure: Enrich your teacher talk with sophisticated words and phrases to facilitate natural language acquisition and application of new words. -Exploration: Promote consistent vocabulary growth with a multifaceted instructional approach that incorporates etymology, word associations, word families, spelling, and morphology. -Engagement: Build students’ confidence by encouraging meaningful use of new words, both in and out of the classroom. -Energy: Enliven your workshop and increase participation with a variety of word games, puzzles, projects, and cooperative learning activities. Each chapter provides practical examples and scenarios to help you apply the model to your own classroom. The appendices include a variety of strategies for organizing reading-writing workshops, a thorough introduction to academic word lists and their role in vocabulary instruction, and an analysis of forty Latin and Greek word roots for mini-lessons.
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Teaching Spelling

Exploring commonsense strategies and best practices

Author: Peter Westwood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317808975

Category: Education

Page: 76

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Teaching Spelling: Exploring commonsense strategies and best practices equips teachers with the vital knowledge and skills needed to help their students become proficient writers and spellers. Peter Westwood provides a very clear and concise account of the important skills and processes that underpin accurate spelling, and describes in very practical terms, many evidence-based strategies and methods that teachers can use to help all students become confident, capable and independent spellers. The book also addresses the purposes of various forms of assessment of spelling skills, to guide teaching and planning. Chapters in this accessible and timely text include: the importance of correct spelling visual, auditory and cognitive components of spelling ability general principles for planning instruction proven teaching strategies and methods word study as a teaching approach formal and informal assessment At the end of each chapter the author provides a list of online and print resources, thus enabling readers to extend their knowledge in the various topics. The extensive reference list is also an invaluable source of information on recent research and thinking on the topic of spelling instruction. Teaching Spelling: Exploring commonsense strategies and best practices is an essential resource for all those in teacher education and taking in-service courses.
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Teaching Word Recognition, Spelling, and Vocabulary

Strategies from the Reading Teacher

Author: Timothy V. Rasinski,International Reading Association

Publisher: International Reading Assoc.

ISBN: 9780872072794

Category: Education

Page: 102

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Contains reprints of seventeen articles drawn primarily from the Teaching Reading department of "The Reading Teacher" journal published between 1993 and 1999 in which the authors share classroom-tested strategies for helping students learn about words.
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Promoting Literacy Development

50 Research-Based Strategies for K-8 Learners

Author: Patricia A. Antonacci,Catherine M. O’Callaghan

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1412987083

Category: Education

Page: 299

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"Promoting Literacy Development: 50 Research-Based Strategies for K-8 Learners presents the essential literacy strategies that are used by classroom teachers for teaching reading and writing to children in elementary schools. Intended as a supplement to primary texts that are utilized in the reading methods courses, the proposed book will be used principally in undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs. Reading and English language arts are the primary curricular areas that are the focus of this supplementary text, which provides quick access to the essential instructional literacy strategies"-- Provided by publisher.
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Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention

Author: Nancy Mather,Barbara J. Wendling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118152662

Category: Psychology

Page: 396

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to effectivelyunderstand, assess, and treat individuals struggling withdyslexia Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Interventionprovides practical, step-by-step information on accuratelyidentifying, assessing, and using evidence-based interventions withindividuals with dyslexia. Addressing the components that need tobe considered in the assessment of dyslexia—both cognitiveand academic—this book includes descriptions of the varioustests used in a comprehensive dyslexia assessment along withdetailed, evidence-based interventions that professionals andparents can use to help individuals struggling with dyslexia. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment series, each concise chapter features numerous calloutboxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensiveillustrative material, as well as test questions that help yougauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Providing an in-depth look at dyslexia, this straightforwardbook presents information that will prepare school psychologists,neuropsychologists, educational diagnosticians, special educationteachers, as well as general education teachers, to recognize,assess, and provide effective treatment programs for dyslexia. Thebook is also a good resource for parents who are helping a childwith dyslexia. A practical guide to understanding, assessing, and helpingindividuals who have dyslexia Expert advice and tips throughout Conveniently formatted for rapid reference Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries: Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment Essentials of Evidence-Based Academic Interventions Essentials of Response to Intervention Essentials of Processing Assessment Essentials of Conners Behavior Assessments Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Second Edition Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment, Second Edition
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Word Wise and Content Rich, Grades 7-12

Five Essential Steps to Teaching Academic Vocabulary

Author: Douglas Fisher,Nancy Frey

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325013824

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 173

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This book is a natural for a teacher study group. It is well worth the time spent reading and discussing with colleagues because the ideas it holds are basic to rethinking and transforming vocabulary teaching. -Karen Bromley Binghamton University, SUNY How do you teach students the words that are crucial to unlocking the concepts in your content area? Until now "assign, define, test" has been the default strategy. But with Word Wise and Content Rich, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey bring vocabulary in out of the cold and into the heart of daily classroom practice in English, math, science, and history. Word Wise and Content Rich offers a five-part framework for teaching vocabulary that's tailored to the needs of adolescent learners yet mindful of the demands on content-area teachers. Grounded in current research, this framework gives students the multiple encounters necessary to lock in the meaning of new words forever. Fisher and Frey's five-step modelshows you how to: Make it intentional: select words for instruction and use word lists and up-to-date website lists wisely Make it transparent: model word-solving and word-learning strategies for students Make it useable: offer learners the collaborative work and oral practice essential to understanding concepts Make it personal: give and monitor independent practice so students own words Make it a priority: create a schoolwide program for word learning. Use Word Wise and Content Rich, and close the word gap between low-achieving and high-achieving students. With its strategies, every student in your class-in your school-can access the textbook and develop the vocabulary needed for success in content-area reading. Read Word Wise and Content Rich and get the last word on great vocabulary teaching.
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Teaching Reading

Strategies and Resources for Grades K-6

Author: Rachel L. McCormack,Susan Lee Pasquarelli

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 160623482X

Category: Education

Page: 330

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Elementary teachers of reading have one essential goal?to prepare diverse children to be independent, strategic readers in real life. This innovative text helps preservice and inservice teachers achieve this goal by providing knowledge and research-based strategies for teaching phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, all aspects of comprehension, and writing in response to literature. Special features include sample lessons and photographs of literacy-rich classrooms. Uniquely interactive, the text is complete with pencil-and-paper exercises and reproducibles that facilitate learning, making it ideal for course use. Readers are invited to respond to reflection questions, design lessons, and start constructing a professional teaching portfolio.
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Frag immer erst: warum

Wie Top-Firmen und Führungskräfte zum Erfolg inspirieren

Author: Simon Sinek

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 3864146518

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Am Beginn einer jeden Erfolgsgeschichte steht eine einfache Frage: Warum? Warum sind manche Organisationen profitabler als andere? Warum werden einige Führungskräfte von ihren Mitarbeitern mehr geschätzt und andere weniger? Warum sind manche Menschen in der Lage, immer und immer wieder erfolgreich zu sein? In seinem Bestseller, der nun zum ersten Mal in deutscher Sprache erscheint, zeigt Simon Sinek, dass erfolgreiche Persönlichkeiten wie Martin Luther King Jr. oder Steve Jobs alle nach demselben, natürlichen Muster dachten, handelten und kommunizierten. Am Anfang ihres Wirkens stand immer die Frage nach dem Warum. Mit diesem Ansatz schafften sie es, bedeutende Dinge zu vollbringen und darüber hinaus ihre Mitstreiter zu inspirieren. Sich an diesen Vorbildern orientierend, gibt Sinek in seinem Ratgeber nun Führungskräften, Unternehmen, aber auch Privatpersonen einen Leitfaden an die Hand, der zum endgültigen Erfolg verhilft. Dabei erklärt er das so erfolgreiche Muster, welches dem goldenen Schnitt ähnlich ist, und auf den drei elementaren Fragen basiert: Warum? Wie? Was? Dadurch eröffnen sich dem Leser völlig neue Möglichkeiten und er wird lernen, dass die Motivierung von Mitarbeitern viel zielführender ist als ihre Manipulation! Und dies geht ganz einfach: einfach »Warum?« fragen.
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Essentials of Planning, Selecting, and Tailoring Interventions for Unique Learners

Author: Jennifer T. Mascolo,Vincent C. Alfonso,Dawn P. Flanagan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118417356

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

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A Resource for Designing and Implementing Intervention Programsfor At-Risk Learners This authoritative resource provides step-by-step procedures forplanning, selecting, and tailoring interventions for at-risklearners with a unique focus on how to individualize interventionsusing actual case examples. In addition, this volume offersguidelines for gathering and interpreting data in a manner thatassists in identifying targets for intervention and rich discussionand information relating to specific academic, cognitive, andbehavioral manifestations of students with learning difficulties inreading, math, writing, and oral language. Practitioners will alsorecognize and learn how to intervene with students from underservedand mis-served populations who are at risk for learning failureincluding English-language learners and students from impoverishedenvironments. Each chapter describes how specific difficulties interfere withclassroom tasks and explain how to select, modify, or otherwisetailor an intervention based on that information. As with allvolumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries, this volume includes callout boxes highlighting keyconcepts, extensive illustrative material, and test questions. Thecompanion CD-ROM provides additional worksheets, case studies, andhandouts.
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The Study Skills Guide

Essential Strategies for Smart Students

Author: Jacqueline Connelly,Patrick Forsyth

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749461276

Category: Education

Page: 184

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The Study Skills Guide covers the essential skills that lead to success at university. With advice on how to work efficiently and achieve great results, this comprehensive guide offers practical and proven ways to cope with the challenges you will face. Designed to help you achieve important goals, it offers vital advice on how to the get the best out of your study, including advice on revision and exam techniques; tips on note-taking and writing good essays and dissertations and guidance on how to impress with presentations. With free online downloadable resource material, this essential guide provides a firm foundation to your time at university and a catalyst to success in everything from working with academic staff and getting the most from lectures, to writing good essays fast.
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Essential Study Strategies

Author: Walter Pauk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Study skills

Page: 150

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This unique, concise book uses a conversational tone to encourage readers and students to immediately improve their learning experience. It provides inspiration and incentive for studying and achieving an education--along with easy-to-understand skills and strategies to become more effective in school. Strategies include setting goals, time management, concentration, and memory. Study skills coverage includes the Cornell Notetaking System and other formats, test taking, vocabulary building, classroom lectures, textbook assignments, and research papers. Two learning and study strategies inventories are provided to give meaningful information about the strengths and weaknesses of the student's study patterns in ten areas directly related to academic success. For students who want to improve their study skills and the quality of their education.
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Making Words Stick

Strategies that Build Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension in the Elementary Grades

Author: Kellie Buis

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 1551381745

Category: Education

Page: 157

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Making Words Stick shows you how to move beyond spelling lists and rote memorization to make words both meaningful and memorable for all your students. It builds on the connection between vocabulary and comprehension and guides teachers in their most important task— building a strong literacy foundation. Full of efficient, effective, and engaging strategies, this useful guide explores innovative ways to organize vocabulary instruction in the grade 1 to 8 classroom. It demonstrates how to: create a positive, student–centered environment for the concept-based, multi-layered learning of words; teach vocabulary during shared reading, guided reading, and independent center time; incorporate visual displays of read aloud/picture study vocabulary to develop important conceptual knowledge; introduce think-and-search prompts and stretch charts to expand word knowledge during shared reading; build reading and writing independence with a wealth of fun small-group, and word-play challenges. From the role of semantics and syntax to original classroom-tested activities, this imaginative guide helps you give your students the lifelong gift of words and language.
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McGraw-Hill Education 400 Must-Have Words for the TOEFL, 2nd Edition

Author: Lynn Stafford-Yilmaz,Lawrence Zwier

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071827587

Category: Study Aids

Page: 224

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We want to help you score high on the TOEFL We've put all of our proven expertise into McGraw-Hill Education: 400 Must-Have Words for the TOEFL, 2nd Edition, to make sure you're fully prepared for this difficult exam. With this updated and expanded guide, you'll get essential skill-building techniques and strategies created by leading ESL educators. You'll also get 410 commonly tested words, more than 150 activities and exercises, and a free Language Lab app to help you study. With McGraw-Hill Education: 400 Must-Have Words for the TOEFL, we'll guide you step by step through the essential vocabulary--and give you the tools you need to improve your score on the TOEFL. This edition includes: More than 400 important words for the TOEFL, with the addition of a new chapter Example sentences, usage tips, and commonly used parts of speech related to the word A TOEFL-style reading with exercises for each chapter A free Language Lab app with flashcard vocabulary quizzes
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