Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
Release Date: 2011-02-07
The Common Core State Standards present unique demands on students’ ability to learn vocabulary and teachers’ ability to teach it. The authors address these challenges in this resource. Work toward the creation of a successful vocabulary program, guided by both academic and content-area terms taken directly from the mathematics and English language arts standards.
Your students may recognize words like determine, analyze, and distinguish, but do they understand these words well enough to quickly and completely answer a standardized test question? For example, can they respond to a question that says "determine the point of view of John Adams in his ?Letter on Thomas Jefferson' and analyze how he distinguishes his position from an alternative approach articulated by Thomas Jefferson"? Students from kindergarten to 12th grade can learn to compare and contrast, to describe and explain, if they are taught these words explicitly. Marilee Sprenger has curated a list of the critical words students must know to be successful with the Common Core State Standards and any other standardized assessment they encounter. Fun strategies such as jingles, movements, and graphic organizers will engage students and make learning these critical words enjoyable and effective. Learning the critical vocabulary will help your students with testing and college and career readiness, and will equip them with confidence in reading, writing, and speaking. Marilee Sprenger is also the author of How to Teach So Students Remember, Learning and Memory, and Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age.
Author: Susan B. Neuman and Tanya S. Wright
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Release Date: 2015-04-25
" ... A practical guide designed to help early childhood teachers take advantage of the unique opportunity provided by the common core state standards. It offers strategies for planning and presenting vocabulary instruction and for monitoring children's word learning progress, along with helpful appendices that provide specific guidance on which words to teach"--Cover, page .
Author: Camille Blachowicz
Publisher: Guilford Press
Release Date: 2013-04-18
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book showcases effective ways to build the vocabulary knowledge K-8 learners need to engage meaningfully in reading, writing, and discussion on academic subjects. The distinguished authors draw on decades of classroom experience to explain what academic vocabulary is, how it fits into the Common Core State Standards, and how targeting vocabulary can enhance conceptual understanding in English language arts, social studies, and math and science. Rich classroom vignettes, teaching tips, and examples of student work are included. The book also features helpful figures, word lists, discussion questions, and recommended print and online resources.
If you already have a strong grasp on the Common Core and are eager to do something about it, this book's research-based strategies will help you respond to the demands of the new standards, particularly the English language arts standards that affect every subject area and grade level. Drawing from the research on which classroom strategies are your "best bets" for improving student achievement, the authors provide what you need to reinforce the Common Core in your lessons, including: a rationale for using each strategy to address the goals of the common core; research that supports the use of each strategy; steps for implementing each strategy in the classroom; sample lessons in multiple grade levels and subjects; and planning considerations to make certain your use of the strategy helps students become better at reading, understanding, using, and communicating rigorous texts. This practical book's teaching recommendations and sample lessons draw on six tips for inspired instruction that ensure your lessons capture students' interest, deepen their understanding, and extend their thinking about required course content. --Publisher description.
The Academic Vocabulary Practice for third grade offers teachers 128-pages of practical ways to help students master essential academic vocabulary. It is aligned with Common Core State Standards and includes word lists of more than 200 domain-specific words, reproducible practice pages, game templates, a student dictionary, and an answer key. Additionally, a full set of vocabulary flash cards is available online. The Academic Vocabulary Practice series for kindergarten through grade 5 supports literacy in the content areas of language arts, math, science, social studies, art, and technology. Each book offers systematic practice and usage of many of the academic and domain-specific words and phrases that students need to know to successfully complete work at grade level. There is also a Games and Suggestion section and game templates for small or whole group activities! The Student Dictionary pages are organized by content area and support the activity pages in each section.
Author: Saddleback Educational Publishing
Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Theme: Hi-Lo, Common core, CCSS, aligned to common core standards, vocabulary Beginning with foundational skills, the activities teach students in a balanced and methodical way. The alignments offer a progressive development of vocabulary acquisition and use so that students advancing through the levels are able to gain more from whatever they read. Each title includes a table of contents, a CCSS alignment chart, 130 reproducible lessons individually aligned to the CCSS (each lesson contains a discrete alignment at the bottom of the page), a scope and sequence chart, and an answer key. Each book includes a CD, which contains a complete electronic version of the reproducible as an "Unlocked PDF." Unlocked PDFs allow users to copy/paste text and certain images for posting, emailing, projecting on a whiteboard, and more.
Veteran educator Marilee Sprenger explains how to teach the essential, high-frequency words that appear in academic contexts--and reverse the disadvantages of what she calls "word poverty." Drawing on research and experience, Sprenger provides a rich array of engaging strategies to help educators across all content areas and grade levels not only teach students a large quantity of words but also ensure that they know these words well. You'll find * An overview of how the brain learns and retains new words, including the three stages of building long-term memories: encoding, storage, and retrieval. * Encoding strategies to introduce words in novel ways and jump-start the memory process. * Rehearsal strategies to help students put words into long-term storage. * Review strategies to help students strengthen their retrieval skills and gain the automaticity needed for reading comprehension. * Ways to address planning and assessment as crucial, intersecting supports of a robust vocabulary program. This comprehensive resource has everything you need to help your students profoundly expand their vocabulary, enabling them to speak, read, and write with greater understanding and confidence.
All teachers know that a robust vocabulary gives students the communication skills they need to do well on tests and shine in the classroom--and the best way to ensure successful vocabulary instruction is to embrace new and engaging strategies that don't take too much time away from other work. To get the clock on their side and do what's best for their students, teachers need to learn how to provide short and effective vocabulary mini-lessons that can be used at any point during class. Marilee Sprenger's Vocab Rehab model offers teachers easy-to-implement 10-minute instructional strategies that can help time-strapped teachers ensure that their students have a sound grasp of both general and content-specific words across grade levels and subject areas.
The Academic Vocabulary Practice for fifth grade offers teachers 128-pages of practical ways to help students master essential academic vocabulary. It is aligned with Common Core State Standards and includes word lists of more than 200 domain-specific words, reproducible practice pages, game templates, a student dictionary, and an answer key. Additionally, a full set of vocabulary flash cards is available online. The Academic Vocabulary Practice series for kindergarten through grade 5 supports literacy in the content areas of language arts, math, science, social studies, art, and technology. Each book offers systematic practice and usage of many of the academic and domain-specific words and phrases that students need to know to successfully complete work at grade level. There is also a Games and Suggestion section and game templates for small or whole group activities! The Student Dictionary pages are organized by content area and support the activity pages in each section.
Author: Donna Ogle
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Release Date: 2015-11-13
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
In order to succeed in school and beyond, students in grades 6-12 need to understand and use both academic language and discipline-specific vocabulary. This book describes effective practices for integrating vocabulary study with instruction in English language arts, history/social studies, and math and science, and for helping students become independent, motivated word learners. The expert authors present a wealth of specific teaching strategies, illustrated with classroom vignettes and student work samples. Connections to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are highlighted throughout; an extensive annotated list of print and electronic resources enhances the book's utility.