Browse Books & More by Curriculum: Vocabulary
 

Accelerated Vocabulary Instruction
A comprehensive guide to developing a rich vocabulary that helps children access and understand the core curriculum.
Grades 2 – 6
Nancy Akhavan

 
 

Essential Strategies for Word Study
Students learn all about words, inside and out, as they sort and spell, harvest and map, define and design, investigate and analyze, decode and use words—all toward the aim of becoming more effective and efficient readers and writers.
Grades 2 – 8
Timothy Rasinski; Jerry Zutell

 
 

Phonics & Fluency Practice With Poetry
Fluency expert Tim Rasinski and his colleagues share a teacher-friendly guide to designing powerful—and fun—fluency practice. Innovative ideas for performing poetry motivate students to read and reread poems, building their word recognition, fluency, and comprehension.
Grades K – 5
Timothy Rasinski

 
 

Poems for Teaching in the Content Areas
What happens when you pair one of the most vibrant, versatile children's poets with one of the best educators? 75 poems perfectly pitched to the needs of teachers, along with simple unique ideas for maximizing their teaching power before, during, and after learning.
Grades 4 – & Up
Laura Robb; J. Patrick Lewis

 
 

Research-Based Reading Lessons for 4-6: Word Study, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension
Based on current research and fine-tuned in 4-6 classrooms, these 25 lessons provide direct instruction as well as guided and independent practice activities that have been demonstrated to improve students reading skills.
Grades 4 – 6
Amy Homeyer; Maureen McLaughlin; Jennifer Sassaman

 
 

Research-Based Reading Lessons for K-3: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension
Build a strong foundation for reading success! Based on current research and fine-tuned in K-3 classrooms, these 25 lessons provide direct instruction as well as guided and independent practice activities that have been demonstrated to improve students’ reading skills.
Grades K – 3
Leslie Fisher; Maureen McLaughlin

 
 

Stretching Students' Vocabulary
Research shows that a large vocabulary is vital for students' success with reading comprehension, standardized tests, and communication skills. Here, Karen Bromley offers a wealth of teacher-tested activities designed to help all learners master words.
Grades 3 – 8
Karen Bromley

 
 

Systematic Word Study for Grade 1
Fun, fast, interactive lessons that teach print and language concepts while helping students develop greater fluency in reading and writing. Activities teach and reinforce phonemic awareness, letter-sound correspondence, blending and segmenting sounds, syllabication, rhymes, high frequency words and more.
Grades 1 – 1
Cheryl Sigmon

 
 

Systematic Word Study for Grades 2–3
Fun, fast, interactive lessons that engage students in word study and help them develop greater fluency in reading and writing. Activities teach and reinforce syllabication, onsets and rhymes, prefixes and suffixes, high frequency words, parts of speech, and more.
Grades 2 – 3
Cheryl Sigmon

 
 

Systematic Word Study for Grades 4–6
Fun, fast, interactive lessons that engage students in word study and help them develop greater fluency in reading and writing. Activities teach and reinforce syllabication, prefixes and suffixes, commonly misspelled words, parts of speech, and more.
Grades 4 – 6
Cheryl Sigmon

 
 

Teaching Grammar With Playful Poems for Middle School
Ten reproducible poems that have middle-school appeal are paired with complete lessons to target key grammar concepts—predicate adjectives, direct objects, gerunds, clauses, compound sentences, and more. Nancy Mack's lessons provide a scaffold for students to grasp each concept and then use it skillfully in their own writing.
Grades 6 – 8
Nancy Mack

 
 

Teaching Reading Beyond the Primary Grades
With this book, Marjorie Lipson bridges the gap between reading in the primary grades, where students receive daily explicit instruction and guided reading, and reading in middle school, where they must read many genres independently, with understanding. Grounded in Lipson's research in intermediate classrooms, the book provides a blueprint for planning and delivering instruction in word recognition, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.
Grades 3 – 6
Marjorie Lipson

 
 

Teaching Reading: A Complete Resource for Grades 4 and Up
This 3-ring binder from reading expert Laura Robb is the comprehensive resource for research-based reading instruction. In it, Robb has compiled classroom-tested lessons and strategies that help students activate prior knowledge, monitor comprehension, make inferences, write in response to fiction and nonfiction texts, and so much more.
Grades 4 – 12
Laura Robb

 
 

Teaching Vocabulary in the K-2 Classroom
Deep word knowledge is built over time and through many exposures to a word in varied contexts. In this essential resource, a primary-grade teacher shares her classroom-tested strategies for giving children multiple exposures to words throughout the school day.
Grades K – 2
Karen Kindle

 
 

Teaching Vocabulary Through Differentiated Instruction With Leveled Graphic Organizers
Strategy lessons with ready-to-use graphic organizers at three levels (introductory, intermediate, and challenging) help all students learn new vocabulary and save planning time.
Grades 4 – 8
Mary McMackin; Nancy L. Witherell

 
 

Teaching Vocabulary Words With Multiple Meanings (Grades 4-6)
These quick and easy activities help intermediate-grade students build vocabulary and comprehension by learning to use the right word in the right place at the right time. Research-based lessons include daily, formatted "word-of-the-week" activities designed to systematically teach and reinforce different meanings for each word.
Grades 4 – 6
Rebecca Lamb

 
 

Teaching Vocabulary: Differentiated Instruction With Leveled Graphic Organizers (Grades 1-3)
Help every primary learner build a strong vocabulary with graphic organizers designed at three levels of challenge. Each of the 15 model lessons in this book is paired with three ready-to-use student pages that support a range of learners.
Grades 1 – 3
Mary McMackin; Nancy L. Witherell

 
 

The Next Step in Vocabulary Instruction
Karen Bromley shares a new approach to vocabulary instruction that nurtures students’ curiosity about language and gives them the knowledge and skills they need to tackle new words independently. Find fresh ideas for teaching word structure, context clues, multiple meaning words, synonyms, antonyms and more.
Grades 1 – 8
Karen Bromley

 
 

Using Read-Alouds to Teach Vocabulary
Veteran teacher Karen Kindle offers practical strategies for effectively building children's vocabulary.
Grades K – 2
Karen Kindle

 
 

Vocabulary-Enriched Classroom, The
A student's ability to read depends largely on the size and quality of his or her vocabulary. However, despite that fact, vocabulary instruction has not evolved to the same degree as instruction in word recognition, comprehension, and other areas of literacy.
Grades 3 – 12
Cathy Collins Block; John N. Mangieri

 
 

Word-Conscious Classroom, The
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.
Grades 2 – 6
Judith A. Scott; Bonnie J. Skobel; Jan Wells

 
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