Synopses & Reviews
There's not a more potent medicine for correcting reading problems and boosting test scores than effective vocabulary-building. This book shows you how to dynamically teach vocabulary before, during, and after readingin every subject area. Easy mini-lessons on tackling key concept words, roots, prefixes, and suffixes, using context clues, and more. Lots of fun word games, including idiom sleuthing, word history maps, vocabulary quilting, synonym sentences, homophone hunts, and more. A handy Appendix provides key roots and origins, eponyms, and portmanteau words kids will be captivated by. For use with Grades 4-8.
Make vocabulary lessons meaningful and fun! Includes easy mini-lessons for teaching vocabulary strategies they can use for a lifetime, plus many activities that keep word-building exciting. CATALOG BLURB: Correct reading problems and boost test scores wi
About the Author
Laura Robb is the Director of Language Arts and Curriculum Coordinator of Powhatan School in Virginia. She conducts ongoing staff development workshops and coaches teachers in grades K-9 in Frederick County, Winchester and Harrisonburg City Schools. Laura also travels across the United States giving seminars for teachers on reading, writing, and thinking across the curriculum. She is the author of Reading Strategies That Work published by Scholastic Professional Books, Whole Language, Whole Learners published by William Morrow and has collected two anthologies of poetry: Snuffles and Snouts (Dial) illustrated by Steven Kellogg and Music and Drum (Philomel), illustrated by Deborah Lill. She is currently a regular columnist for Instructor magazine, contributing a column called The Reading Clinic.”