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Vocabulary Their Way: Word Study with Middle and Secondary Students, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Shane R. Templeton, Donald R. Bear, Francine R. Johnston, Marcia A. Invernizzi

Published by Pearson

Published Date: May 14, 2009

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By relying on students' natural inclination to look for patterns, Vocabulary Their Way gives intermediate, middle, and secondary teachers the foundational information and strategies they need to help students develop vocabulary knowledge. The text offers research-tested ideas for helping students use word patterns to puzzle out meaning to content area vocabulary. It also provides much needed assessment information to help teachers gauge where to begin instruction. From the author team behind the phenomenally successful word study text Words Their Way, this text provides hands on opportunities for teachers to keep student attention and interest as they build vocabulary.

Table of Contents

Vocabulary Their Way: Word Study, Grades 4-12

 

Table of Contents

Part I: Foundations of Learning and Teaching Vocabulary

Chapter 1 — The Nature of Vocabulary Development and Instruction  

                        What the research says

            Early intermediate

            Middle intermediate

            Late Intermediate

Synchrony of development

 

Chapter 2 — The Meaning and Structure of Words

How Words Work: Meanings and Feelings

How Words Are Written: Spelling Makes Sense!

 

Chapter 3 — Where Words Come from and Where They’re Going

                        History

                        Dynamics of construction of new vocabulary

 

Part II: Instruction and Assessment

Chapter 4 —Essential Vocabulary Strategies and Activities

            Guidelines for Teaching Core Academic and Content-Specific Academic Vocabulary

            Tools for Teaching

                        Word Sorts and Concept Sorts

                        The Dictionary

                        Technology

            Guidelines for Selecting Which Words to Teach Directly

                        Guidelines for Selecting Core Academic Vocabulary

                        Guidelines for Selecting Content-Specific Academic Vocabulary

            Generative Strategies

                        Word Formation with Base Words and Affixes

                        Strategy for Decoding Longer Words

                        Principles of Teaching Morphology: Base Words and Affixes

                        Word Sort Activities to Support Word Formation with Base Words and Affixes

                        Word Formation with Greek/Latin Foots and Affixes

                        Principles of Teaching Morphology: Greek/Latin Roots and Affixes

                        Word Sort Activities to Support Word Formation with Greek/Latin Roots and Affixes

            Word-Specific Strategies

                        Concept Sorts

                        Vocab-O-Grams

                        Vocabulary Cards

                        List, Group, and Label

                        Exploring Antonyms and Synonyms

                        Analogies

                        Vocabulary Notebooks

                        Graphic Organizers

Games

Online Resources about Words

Looking Ahead

 

Chapter 5-Teaching Core Academic Vocabulary in English/Language Arts

                        Concrete sorting

Using word study for character analysis

                        Sorting Adjectives

                        Concrete ways to understand authors word choice

                        Word study to teach poetry

                                    Iambic pentameter

                                    Syllable stress

            Contrasts of poetry–word choice (alliteration/contrast is major literary technique which lends itself right into word choice)  

 

Chapter 6— Teaching Content-Specific Academic Vocabulary

English

Guidelines for Content Area Vocabulary InstructionHistory

Mathematics

Science

Technical/Vocational

 

Chapter 7— Vocabulary Instruction with  English Language Learners

 The Context for Instruction

            Wide Reading

            Purposeful Writing

            Reading to your EL Students

            Ongoing Word Study Activities

Determining English Learners’ Level of English Proficiency

Word-Specific Challenges for English Learners

Generative Instruction

            Compound Words

            Driving Words from Common Base Words

            Cognates

 

Chapter 8 - Assessment and Organization

                        Assessing

                        Grouping for instruction

                        Use checklist–qualitative

            Early intermediate

            Middle intermediate

            Late Intermediate

Synchrony of development

 

Part III: Appendix

Additional Word Sorts

Sample Lessons

Spelling-to-Sound Correspondences

Most productive spelling rules

Syllable Patterns and Rules

Games

Assessments

Content Area Standards and Vocabulary

 

 

 

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