Academic Vocabulary in Middle and High School: Effective Practices across the Disciplines

Academic Vocabulary in Middle and High School: Effective Practices across the Disciplines

The Guilford Press
9781462522583
1462522580
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Book Description

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.