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For the Love of Words

Many elementary students today have a reading and speaking vocabulary far below what is expected and necessary for their grade level. For the Love of Words offers teachers a practical and systematic instructional framework for helping students overcome "the vocabulary gap" so they can succeed academically, especially in reading comprehension. Unlike conventional "skill and drill" instruction, this approach helps students understand why a strong vocabulary is socritical for their success in reading and writing and develop strategies for learning new words based on the best ofcurrent research.

"As a researcher and educator primarily concerned with improving children's reading comprehension,I implore you to read this book on vocabulary. Your time will be well spent."

—from the Foreword by Nell K. Duke

"Elementary school teachers will find a wealth of ideas that can expand their students' reading, writing, and thinking vocabulary."

—Laura Robb, director, language arts and curriculum coordinator, Powhatan School, Boyce, Virginia

"This lively and useful book addresses the need of elementary and middle school teachers to make vocabulary instruction sensible and contextualized in unique and powerful ways. The section on 'incidental learning' is worth the cover price for any teacher at any level."

—Jeffrey Wilhelm, professor, Boise State University

"For all those who love words and who love to teach children words, this is an eminently practical book. It more than delivers what it promises."

—Kathleen Roskos, professor, John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio

"For the Love of Words is a practical tool for elementary teachers as they plan for systematic and intentionalvocabulary instruction."

—Jo Ann Christofferson, literacy consultant and literacy coach,Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, Bettendorf, Iowa

Book News Annotation:

Paynter (Mid-Continent Research in Education and Learning) sets out an instructional framework for helping students overcome the 'vocabulary gap' so that they can succeed academically, especially in reading comprehension. Current research on how children learn vocabulary and an overview of approaches to teaching vocabulary are followed by strategies that can be used for direct instruction. Information on assessment and record-keeping is also given. An appendix of vocabulary words provides readers with a starting point for creating their own customized vocabulary lists.
Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Many elementary students today have a reading and speaking vocabulary far below what is expected and necessary for their grade level. "For the Love of Words offers teachers a practical and systematic instructional framework for helping students overcome the vocabulary gapso they can succeed academically, especially in reading comprehension. Unlike conventional skill and drillinstruction, this approach helps students understand why a strong vocabulary is so critical for their success in reading and writing and develop strategies for learning new words based on the best of current research.

Synopsis:

Many elementary students today have a reading and speaking vocabulary far below what is expected and necessary for their grade level. For the Love of Words offers teachers a practical and systematic instructional framework for helping students overcome “the vocabulary gap” so they can succeed academically, especially in reading comprehension. Unlike conventional “skill and drill” instruction, this approach helps students understand why a strong vocabulary is so critical for their success in reading and writing and develop strategies for learning new words based on the best of current research.

About the Author

Diane E. Paynter, Elena Bodrova, and Jane K. Doty are researchers and trainers with Mid-Continent Research in Education and Learning (McREL).

Table of Contents

Foreword by Nell K. Duke, Ed.D.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

The Authors.

ONE: The Importance of Developing a Robust Vocabulary.

TWO: The Developmental Aspects of Vocabulary Learning.

THREE: Understanding Approaches to Teaching Vocabulary.

FOUR: A Framework and Strategies for Direct Instruction.

FIVE: Planning for Incidental Learning.

SIX: Creating a Customized Word List.

SEVEN: Deciding When and How to Introduce New Words.

EIGHT: Assessing Students’ Progress.

Epilogue.

Appendix: A List of Essential Words by Grade Level.

References.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780787977849
Author:
Paynter, Diane E.
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass
Author:
Doty, Jane K.
Author:
Bodrova, Elena
Author:
Duke, Nell K.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Elementary
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Language Arts
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading
Subject:
Vocabulary
Subject:
Vocabulary - Study
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading & Phonics
Subject:
Education-Teaching Guides
Subject:
Literacy & Reading
Copyright:
Series:
Jossey-Bass Teacher
Publication Date:
20050801
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.28x7.00x.66 in. .78 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Many elementary students today have a reading and speaking vocabulary far below what is expected and necessary for their grade level. "For the Love of Words offers teachers a practical and systematic instructional framework for helping students overcome the vocabulary gapso they can succeed academically, especially in reading comprehension. Unlike conventional skill and drillinstruction, this approach helps students understand why a strong vocabulary is so critical for their success in reading and writing and develop strategies for learning new words based on the best of current research.

"Synopsis" by , Many elementary students today have a reading and speaking vocabulary far below what is expected and necessary for their grade level. For the Love of Words offers teachers a practical and systematic instructional framework for helping students overcome “the vocabulary gap” so they can succeed academically, especially in reading comprehension. Unlike conventional “skill and drill” instruction, this approach helps students understand why a strong vocabulary is so critical for their success in reading and writing and develop strategies for learning new words based on the best of current research.
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