All the Vocabulary Help You’re Likely to Need
As you begin to think about what your students will need in the new year (with assessments looming), strategies for building vocabulary may be near the top of your list.
At least that’s what our tally of MiddleWeb reader favorites seems to suggest. So we’ve gathered together our most popular vocabulary articles for easy clicking. We’re sure you’ll find some help and inspiration.
Brief encounters with academic vocabulary can add hundreds of words to a student’s collection every year. How to find the time for those short lessons in a busy school day? Author and consultant Marilee Sprenger shares ten possibilities in our most-read vocabulary article.
Vocabulary knowledge is the heart of reading comprehension and academic achievement, says literacy consultant Brenda Overturf, “and it means way more than just learning words.” Students must have the tools to decipher unknown academic words. She shares three of the best.
When you think of Greek and Latin roots, you think high student engagement, right? No? ELA teacher Amber Chandler plans to make all those old roots rock as she introduces the concepts of language development and acquisition to her students.
Students can learn difficult vocabulary when they are immersed in a rich array of words, says reading expert Janet Allen. In this excerpt from her best-selling collection of vocabulary teaching tools, Allen describes ways to create a word-rich environment. Includes reproducibles and links to two reviews of Allen’s popular flip book.