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ISBN-13 9780133411577ISBN-10 0133411575
ISBN-10 0133124452ISBN-13 9780133124453
Author(s): Patricia M. Cunningham
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 256

Vocabulary comes to life in the classroom and across the curriculum as teachers see that what really matters is building bigger vocabularies to make all students better readers.

How do we increase the number of words students know meanings for—as well as the depth of meanings for those words—as a day-in, day-out, across-the-school-day priority? This is the focus of well-known author Pat Cunningham’s What Really Matters in Vocabulary, 2/e. In it she addresses the need for vocabulary instruction in our elementary schools today, asserts that traditional vocabulary activities probably don’t accomplish much, and shows teachers how to work toward the goal of developing students’ vocabularies in all subject areas.

Here readers find effective and “do-able” vocabulary instructional activities, complete with examples and suggestions of how teachers can include these activities as they carry out instruction across the curriculum. The focus is on helping all students, and particular attention is paid to helping the increasing number of non-native English speakers in our schools today, as well as children who live in economic poverty.