What Research Has to Say About Vocabulary Instruction

Alan E. Farstrup and S. Jay Samuels, editors

A strong and continually growing oral and reading vocabulary is a fundamental component for the development and expansion of reading ability and sophistication at all levels.
Alan E. Farstrup and S. Jay Samuels, from the Introduction

Some of the best-known scholars in the field present hands-on strategies and useful suggestions for vocabulary instruction that you can put to use in your classroom right away—all backed by current research. This practical approach makes this an indispensable resource for classroom teachers and researchers at all levels.

Chapters address the needs of many different types of students in many different settings, and offer perspectives on a wide range of key vocabulary topics, including

  • Teaching root words to young children
  • Incidental word learning through word play
  • Direct instruction of vocabulary-learning strategies
  • Teaching vocabulary in content areas
  • Instruction in academic vocabulary
  • Teaching vocabulary to English-language learners

As in the other What Research Has to Say titles, each chapter ends with Questions for Discussion to encourage reflection, spark debate, and extend your professional development.

© 2008 | 264 pp.
ISBN 13: 978-0-87207-698-3

What Research Has to Say About Vocabulary Instruction

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