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The Reading Teacher's Word-a-Day: 180 Ready-to-Use Lessons to Expand Vocabulary, Teach Roots, and Prepare for Standardized Tests

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The Reading Teacher??sWord-a-Day From the bestselling author of The Reading Teacher??s Book of Lists comes this hands-on reference containing 180 challenging and engaging lessons-one for each day of the school year. The book is designed to expand the vocabularies of students in grades 6-12 and get them excited about the life-long process of learning new words. It can be used equally well for in-class activities, self-study, tutoring, or homeschooling. The lessons contained in this book are perfect for "sponge activities"-five-minute lessons to start off or end each class period-or for a supplementary vocabulary lesson.?? Employing his often humorous and irreverent descriptions, Edward Fry creates a vivid context for use of each of the words to promote more lasting comprehension for students.?Every page features a vocabulary word chosen from those terms found most frequently on standardized tests. Fry shows how to teach morphemes (the meaning units within words), and to ensure that students have multiple ways to learn, he Explains the word??s root Points out similarities and subtle differences with like words Demonstrates how roots help establish a pattern for language Ends each lesson with a list of questions teachers may use to assess students?? understanding of the new word The Reading Teacher??s Word-a-Day will help students speak, write, read, and comprehend with confidence. Praise for The Reading Teacher??s Word-a-Day "I??m simply verklempt by the subtle but powerful approach to vocabulary improvement in Edward Fry??s latest book for reading teachers and their students. Imagine the incredible vocabulary students would develop if they learned one new word a day and extended this habit over the course of a lifetime. Now that??s worth getting choked up over!" -Richard T. Vacca, professor emeritus,Kent State University "Ed Fry??s new book offers a practical guide for teachers to incorporate vocabulary instruction into their curriculum. Bravo!" -James Hoffman, former president, National Reading Conference, and professor of language and literacy studies, University of Texas at Austin
Product Details

Author: Edward B. Fry

Language: English

Edition: (Edition: 1)

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: John Wiley And Sons Inc

Release Date: 2008-04-15

Pages: 224

ISBN: 0787996955

ISBN13: 9780787996956