Teaching Vocabulary in All Classrooms

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9780135001899: Teaching Vocabulary in All Classrooms

This book is written for preservice and inservice teachers of all grade levels and in all content areas who recognize the importance of vocabulary development but aren't sure what to do about it in the classroom.  Literacy experts Camille Blachowicz and Peter Fisher wrote this book for teachers who have a sense of direction but who want some new, classroom-tested strategies to renew their curriculum.  This new edition includes a wealth of new material. It expands its treatment of independent, metacognitive  strategies for learning vocabulary, such as using contextual cues and references.

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"The beauty of [Teaching Vocabulary in All Classrooms]is its sheer "common sense" approach to integrating vocabulary into the total reading program. For such a small, inexpensive volume, this book packs a big punch!" --Susan Pasquarelli, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

 

 

 

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Camille Blachowicz — Peter J. Fisher

 

Teaching Vocabulary in All Classrooms, Fourth Edition

 

A must-have resource for any K-12 classroom teacher, this book provides a comprehensive framework for teaching vocabulary to all students in all content areas. Respected literacy researchers and educators Camille Blachowicz and Peter J. Fisher have written a book for pre-service and in-service teachers who recognize the importance of vocabulary development and are seeking new, classroom-tested strategies to build or renew their curriculum. 

 

The new fourth edition of Teaching Vocabulary in All Classrooms includes new and updated material throughout the text as well as expanded coverage of independent metacognitive strategies for learning vocabulary using contextual cues and references. In addition, this revised edition adds ideas for dealing with student diversity, with an increased focus on struggling readers, English language learners, and older students.

 

 

"The beauty of [Teaching Vocabulary in All Classrooms] is its sheer 'common sense' approach to integrating vocabulary into the total reading program. For such a small, inexpensive volume, this book packs a big punch!"

–Susan Pasquarelli, Roger Williams University

 

 

Camille Blachowicz is the director of The Reading Program for the National College of Education at National-Louis University and co-director of The Reading Leadership Institute. A recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Educators in Reading Award by the International Reading Association, she has published numerous articles and co-edits the Tools for Teaching Literacy series (The Guilford Press). Blachowicz is co-author of many books and programs, including Reading Diagnosis: An Instructional Approach and Reading Street (Pearson), Reading Comprehension: Strategies for Independent Learners and Fluency Instruction: Research-Based Best Practices (The Guilford Press).

 

Peter J. Fisher is a professor of education at National College of Education of National-Louis University where he teaches graduate classes in literacy education. Fisher taught in elementary and high schools in England prior to coming to the United States to complete his doctoral studies at SUNY-Buffalo. An inductee into the Illinois Reading Hall of Fame, his research interests include vocabulary development and the teaching of storytelling

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