Teaching Vocabulary to English Language Learners

Teaching Vocabulary to English Language Learners

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Building on Michael Graves's bestseller, The Vocabulary Book, this new resource offers a comprehensive plan for vocabulary instruction that Ka€“12 teachers can use with English language learners. It is broad enough to include instruction for students who are just beginning to build their English vocabularies, as well as for students whose English vocabularies are approaching those of native speakers. The authors describe a four-pronged program that follows these key components: providing rich and varied language experiences; teaching individual words; teaching word learning strategies; and fostering word consciousness. This user-friendly book integrates up-to-date research on best practices into each chapter and includes vignettes, classroom activities, sample lessons, a list of children's literature, and more.... and native English-speaking children from nine 5th-grade classrooms in four schools in California, Virginia, and Massachusetts. ... newspaper articles, diaries, first-hand documentation of the immigrant experience, historical accounts, and fiction. ... are best learned from rich semantic contexts, target words were selected from the brief, engaging reading passages. ... The lessons also taught students to infer meanings from context and to use roots, affixes, cognates, morphologicalanbsp;...

Title:Teaching Vocabulary to English Language Learners
Author:Michael F. Graves, Diane August, Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 2012-11-15


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