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The Word-Conscious Classroom
Author: Judith A Scott

Product Details:
ISBN: 9780439845663
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 184
Dims (mm): 186 x 227
Pub Date: 00-01-00
Pub Country: United Kingdom
Condition: NEW

Want to guarantee that students are learning rich vocabulary all day, everyday--and, by doing this, improving their reading and writing? In this lively, research-based book, based on successful classroom practice, the authors offer dozens of strategies, mini-lessons, units, and activities that increase students' exposure to and appreciation of sophisticated language.A sampling of the vocabulary-focused strategies and tools include: - Using daily read alouds and think alouds during shared reading to gather powerful language from literature- Organizing literature circles with one student serving as the word hunter- Engaging in whole class and small group lively games such as gift of words bingo and ricochet- Using mentor texts as models for writing class books- Appointing all students to be word catchers and word coaches for each other- Establishing a classroom community where it is considered normal to ask about word meanings and experimenting with language- Collecting and displaying words in the Bank of Powerful Language- Offering rubrics for word learning assessmentIn addition, the authors offer lively ways to enhance word consciousness by linking reading and writing through step-by-step units on poetry, memoir, stories, and research writing. For use with Grades 4-8.

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