Vocabulary for the Common Core

Author: Robert J. Marzano,Julia A. Simms

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 0985890231

Category: Education

Page: 144

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The Common Core State Standards present unique demands on students’ ability to learn vocabulary and teachers’ ability to teach it. The authors address these challenges in this resource. Work toward the creation of a successful vocabulary program, guided by both academic and content-area terms taken directly from the mathematics and English language arts standards.

Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core

55 Words That Make or Break Student Understanding

Author: Marilee Sprenger

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416616764

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 6232

Your students may recognize words like determine, analyze, and distinguish, but do they understand these words well enough to quickly and completely answer a standardized test question? For example, can they respond to a question that says "determine the point of view of John Adams in his ?Letter on Thomas Jefferson' and analyze how he distinguishes his position from an alternative approach articulated by Thomas Jefferson"? Students from kindergarten to 12th grade can learn to compare and contrast, to describe and explain, if they are taught these words explicitly. Marilee Sprenger has curated a list of the critical words students must know to be successful with the Common Core State Standards and any other standardized assessment they encounter. Fun strategies such as jingles, movements, and graphic organizers will engage students and make learning these critical words enjoyable and effective. Learning the critical vocabulary will help your students with testing and college and career readiness, and will equip them with confidence in reading, writing, and speaking. Marilee Sprenger is also the author of How to Teach So Students Remember, Learning and Memory, and Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age.

Vocabulary at the Core

Teaching the Common Core Standards

Author: Amy Benjamin,John T. Crow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317922549

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Vocabulary at the Core, the expanded and updated edition of Vocabulary at the Center (© 2009), is the definitive guide for every teacher engaged in helping students learn essential academic vocabulary. In clear, precise language, Benjamin and Crow explain why vocabulary is at the core of all learning and communicating and why word study should play a more significant role in English class and across the curriculum—as emphasized by the Common Core State Standards. You will learn... How words get learned and stay learned. Why teachers must emphasize useful academic words. Why rote memorization doesn’t work and why students need opportunities for deep processing. How and why to teach derivations, collocations, register, idioms, and gender. How and why to teach context clues, fluency, and pronunciation. The benefits of graphic organizers and word games in the classroom. Each chapter includes engaging, easy-to-implement classroom applications that are correlated to the Common Core State Standards and will fit seamlessly into your lesson plans. BONUS! Vocabulary at the Core also provides ideas for formative and summative assessments.

Vocabulary Games for the Classroom

Author: Lindsay Carleton,Robert Marzano

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 1935543113

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 8604

Make direct vocabulary instruction fun and successful with this simple, straightforward, and easy-to-use book. Hundreds of critical vocabulary terms handpicked by Dr. Marzano cover four content areas and all grade levels. Each game identifies the appropriate grade level and subject area, as well as whether or not the students should already be familiar with the vocabulary.

Teaching Academic Vocabulary K-8

Effective Practices across the Curriculum

Author: Camille Blachowicz,Peter Fisher,Donna Ogle,Susan Watts Taffe

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462510310

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

View: 4787

This book showcases effective ways to build the vocabulary knowledge K-8 learners need to engage meaningfully in reading, writing, and discussion on academic subjects. The distinguished authors draw on decades of classroom experience to explain what academic vocabulary is, how it fits into the Common Core State Standards, and how targeting vocabulary can enhance conceptual understanding in English language arts, social studies, and math and science. Rich classroom vignettes, teaching tips, and examples of student work are included. The book also features helpful figures, word lists, discussion questions, and recommended print and online resources.

Academic Vocabulary in Middle and High School

Effective Practices across the Disciplines

Author: Donna Ogle,Camille Blachowicz,Peter Fisher,Laura Lang

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462522610

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

View: 3254

In order to succeed in school and beyond, students in grades 6-12 need to understand and use both academic language and discipline-specific vocabulary. This book describes effective practices for integrating vocabulary study with instruction in English language arts, history/social studies, and math and science, and for helping students become independent, motivated word learners. The expert authors present a wealth of specific teaching strategies, illustrated with classroom vignettes and student work samples. Connections to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are highlighted throughout; an extensive annotated list of print and electronic resources enhances the book's utility.

Vocabulary Strategies That Work

Do This—Not That!

Author: Lori G. Wilfong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317922018

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 8193

Update your vocabulary practices to meet the Common Core and improve students' word knowledge! This new, clearly-structured guide shows you how. It's packed with engaging, research-based, classroom-ready strategies for teaching vocabulary. Topics include... Selecting meaningful words for direct instruction Strategies for engaging students in word study Helping students come up with their own definitions Authentic vocabulary assessment Greek and Latin word study Bringing vocabulary to life using symbols and pictures Using a word wall effectively Teaching vocabulary all the time Creating opportunities for wide reading Using and expecting academic language For each vocabulary recommendation, you'll learn the research behind it, how it relates to the Common Core, and how to implement it in your classroom. The practical ideas for teaching vocabulary will benefit all of your students, including your English language learners, with specific connections to ELLs included throughout the book. This is a must-have resource for teaching vocabulary and meeting the Common Core standards!

Teaching Vocabulary to English Language Learners

Author: Michael F. Graves,Diane August,Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807753750

Category: Education

Page: 163

View: 6072

Building on Michael Graves's bestseller, The Vocabulary Book, this new resource offers a comprehensive plan for vocabulary instruction that K–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.

The Core Six

Essential Strategies for Achieving Excellence with the Common Core

Author: Harvey F. Silver,R. Thomas Dewing,Matthew J. Perini

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416614753

Category: Education

Page: 86

View: 962

If you already have a strong grasp on the Common Core and are eager to do something about it, this book's research-based strategies will help you respond to the demands of the new standards, particularly the English language arts standards that affect every subject area and grade level. Drawing from the research on which classroom strategies are your "best bets" for improving student achievement, the authors provide what you need to reinforce the Common Core in your lessons, including: a rationale for using each strategy to address the goals of the common core; research that supports the use of each strategy; steps for implementing each strategy in the classroom; sample lessons in multiple grade levels and subjects; and planning considerations to make certain your use of the strategy helps students become better at reading, understanding, using, and communicating rigorous texts. This practical book's teaching recommendations and sample lessons draw on six tips for inspired instruction that ensure your lessons capture students' interest, deepen their understanding, and extend their thinking about required course content. --Publisher description.

Academic Vocabulary Practice, Grade 5

Author: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1483811220

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 3088

The Academic Vocabulary Practice for fifth grade offers teachers 128-pages of practical ways to help students master essential academic vocabulary. It is aligned with Common Core State Standards and includes word lists of more than 200 domain-specific words, reproducible practice pages, game templates, a student dictionary, and an answer key. Additionally, a full set of vocabulary flash cards is available online. The Academic Vocabulary Practice series for kindergarten through grade 5 supports literacy in the content areas of language arts, math, science, social studies, art, and technology. Each book offers systematic practice and usage of many of the academic and domain-specific words and phrases that students need to know to successfully complete work at grade level. There is also a Games and Suggestion section and game templates for small or whole group activities! The Student Dictionary pages are organized by content area and support the activity pages in each section.

Vocabulary for the New Science Standards

Author: Robert J. Marzano,Katie Rogers

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 0990345807

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 5151

Impact science education with direct vocabulary instruction. With this three-part resource, you’ll discover a six-step process for successfully incorporating vocabulary from the science standards into student learning. Identify the crucial aspects of vocabulary education, and learn targeted strategies to actively engage students. Gain access to lists of essential scientific terms that will help you establish an effective, organized vocabulary program.

101 Lessons: Vocabulary Words in Context

Author: Margaret Brinton

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 1420681435

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 5993

"Includes standards & benchmarks. Includes over 600 words in a variety of contexts: newspaper articles, friendly letters, fliers, advertisments, recipes, riddles."--Cover.

101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick

Author: Marilee Sprenger

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416623108

Category: Education

Page: 106

View: 2466

Veteran educator Marilee Sprenger explains how to teach the essential, high-frequency words that appear in academic contexts--and reverse the disadvantages of what she calls "word poverty." Drawing on research and experience, Sprenger provides a rich array of engaging strategies to help educators across all content areas and grade levels not only teach students a large quantity of words but also ensure that they know these words well. You'll find * An overview of how the brain learns and retains new words, including the three stages of building long-term memories: encoding, storage, and retrieval. * Encoding strategies to introduce words in novel ways and jump-start the memory process. * Rehearsal strategies to help students put words into long-term storage. * Review strategies to help students strengthen their retrieval skills and gain the automaticity needed for reading comprehension. * Ways to address planning and assessment as crucial, intersecting supports of a robust vocabulary program. This comprehensive resource has everything you need to help your students profoundly expand their vocabulary, enabling them to speak, read, and write with greater understanding and confidence.

All About Words

Increasing Vocabulary in the Common Core Classroom, Pre K-2

Author: Susan B. Neuman and Tanya S. Wright

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807771880

Category: Education

Page: 177

View: 9244

" ... A practical guide designed to help early childhood teachers take advantage of the unique opportunity provided by the common core state standards. It offers strategies for planning and presenting vocabulary instruction and for monitoring children's word learning progress, along with helpful appendices that provide specific guidance on which words to teach"--Cover, page [4].

Vocabulary in Context for the Common Core Standards, Grade 7

Author: Claudia Capp Vaglica

Publisher: Steck-Vaughn Company

ISBN: 9780547625805

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 9428

Thes workbooks offer activities for enhancing the vocabulary development of students for grades 2-9. They provide contextualized vocabulary practice and help students understand concepts aligning with Common Core Language Standards for Vocabulary Acquistion and Use.

Vocabulary Is Comprehension

Getting to the Root of Text Complexity

Author: Laura Robb

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 148338361X

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 9112

Tackle students’ biggest barrier to complex text: word knowledge In our rush toward complex texts, somehow we forget to put a new systematic vocabulary plan in place. Luckily, Laura Robb provides that instructional plan in Vocabulary Is Comprehension. The best part? Laura’s plan takes just 10 to 15 minutes, and much of it is spent in partner and independent work so this is no “add on” to squeeze in. All materials are included. There are 35+ lessons paired with 50+ complex texts that: Cover academic vocabulary, figurative language, denotative and connotative meanings, and more Align with specific CCSS vocabulary and writing standards Include strategies for ELLs and developing readers, along with formative assessments

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

Author: Deborah Hopkinson

Publisher: Dragonfly Books

ISBN: 0307793419

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 9694

An inspiring tale of creativity and determination on the Underground Railroad from Coretta Scott King Award winner James Ransome and acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson. Clara, a slave and seamstress on Home Plantation, dreams of freedom—not just for herself, but for her family and friends. When she overhears a conversation about the Underground Railroad, she has a flash of inspiration. Using scraps of cloth from her work in the Big House and scraps of information gathered from other slaves, she fashions a map that the master would never even recognize. . . . From the award-winning author-illustrator team of Deborah Hopkinson and James Ransome, this fictional tale of the Underground Railroad continues to inspire young readers 25 years after its original publication. "Inspiring." —The New York Times "A triumph of the human spirit." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Building Academic Vocabulary

Teacher's Manual

Author: Robert J. Marzano,Debra J. Pickering

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781418949860


Page: N.A

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In Building Academic Vocabulary: Teacher s Manual, Robert J. Marzano and Debra J. Pickering give teachers a practical way to help students master academic vocabulary. Research has shown that when teachers, schools, and districts take a systematic approach to helping students identify and master essential vocabulary and concepts of a given subject area, student comprehension and achievement rises. In the manual, readers will find the following tools: * A method to help teachers, schools, and districts determine which academic vocabulary terms are most essential for their needs * A six-step process for direct instruction in subject area vocabulary * A how-to to help students use the Building Academic Vocabulary: Student Notebook. The six-step method encourages students to learn critical academic vocabulary by connecting these terms to prior knowledge using linguistic and non-linguistic means that further encourage the refinement and deepening of their understanding. * Suggestions for tailoring academic vocabulary procedures for English Language Learners. * Samples and blackline masters for a variety of review activities and games that reinforce and refine student understanding of the academic terms and concepts they learn. The book also includes a list of 7, 923 vocabulary terms culled from the national standards documents and other publications, organized into 11 subject areas and 4 grade-level categories. Building Academic Vocabulary: Teacher s Manual puts into practice the research and ideas outlined in Marzano s previous book Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement. Using the teacher s manual and vocabulary notebooks, educators can guide students in using tools and activities that will help them deepen their own understanding of critical academic vocabulary--the building blocks for achievement in each discipline.

Navigating the Common Core with English Language Learners

Practical Strategies to Develop Higher-Order Thinking Skills

Author: Larry Ferlazzo,Katie Hull Sypnieski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119023017

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 8622

The must-have Common Core guide for every ESL/ELL instructor Navigating the Common Core with English Language Learners is the much-needed practical guide for ESL/ELL instructors. Written by experienced teachers of English Language Learners, this book provides a sequel to the highly-regarded ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide and is designed to help teachers implement the Common Core in the ELL classroom. You'll find a digest of the latest research and developments in ELL education, along with comprehensive guidance in reading and writing, social studies, math, science, Social Emotional Learning and more. The Common Core is discussed in the context of ESL, including the opportunities and challenges specific to ELL students. Ready-to-use lesson plans and reproducible handouts help you bring these ideas into the classroom, and expert guidance helps you instill the higher-order thinking skills the Common Core requires. The Common Core standards have been adopted in 43 states, yet minimal guidance has been provided for teachers of English Language Learners. This book fills the literature gap with the most up-to-date theory and a host of practical implementation tools. Get up to date on the latest stats and trends in ELL education Examine the challenges and opportunities posed by Common Core Find solutions to common issues that arise in teaching ELL students Streamline Common Core implementation in the ELL classroom The ELL population is growing at a rapid pace, and the ELL classroom is not exempt from the requirements posed by the Common Core State Standards. ESL/ELL teachers know better than anyone else how critical language is to learning, and ELL students need a specialized Common Core approach to avoid falling behind. Navigating the Common Core with English Language Learners provides specific guidance and helpful tools that teachers can bring to the classroom today.