50 Strategies for Improving Vocabulary, Comprehension and Fluency (2nd Edition)

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50 Strategies for Improving Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Fluency offers a practical approach of step-by-step instructional procedures for developing key literacy skills.  Each strategy is supported by an authentic classroom example.  An additional example of each strategy is provided on the free CD-ROM that accompanies the book.  These teaching examples clearly identify how to implement the strategy and adapt its use to fit the needs of learners in a primary/elementary and a middle school/secondary classroom.  Margin features titled Focus on English Language Learners explain how to create learning tools to make the strategy fit the needs of English language learners.  This '50 Strategies' book also offers:

  • Classroom-based examples and strategies—Explains each strategy through step-by-step instructions.
  • Teachers acquire the knowledge to teach necessary strategies.
  • Strategies are grouped according to approach.
  • Realistic application—Offers a variety of strategic approaches that can be incorporated into existing vocabulary development and reading comprehension programs.

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Adrienne Herrell has recently retired from California State University-Fresno, where she was a professor of reading/language arts and taught classes in early literacy, assessment, and strategies for teaching English language learners.  50 Strategies for Improving Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Fluency: An Active Approach is Dr. Herrell's eighth book for Merrill/Prentice Hall.  Her previous books include Camcorder in the Classroom with Joel Fowler, Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners with Michael Jordan, Reflective Planning, Teaching, and Evaluation: K-12 with Judy Eby and Jim Hicks, and Teaching Elementary School with Judy Eby.  Dr. Herrell's writing and research are built on her experiences teaching in Florida's public schools for 23 years.  She and Dr. Jordan (co-author) are currently engaged in research in public schools in California and Florida.  She teaches part-time for her alma mater, Florida State University, in Panana City where she now resides.

Michael Jordan is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at California State University-Fresno.  He has taught primary grades through high school in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and California.  Dr. Jordan is also an actor, education director, and board member of the Theatre Three Repertory Company in Fresno, California, and is dedicated to providing access to live theatre to children and youth.  He and Dr. Herrell incorporate many dramatic reenactment strategies in their joint research working with vocabulary and comprehension development in children learning English in the public schools of California and Florida.

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