Words Their Way: Vocabulary For Middle And Secondary Students by Shane TempletonWords Their Way: Vocabulary For Middle And Secondary Students by Shane Templeton

Words Their Way: Vocabulary For Middle And Secondary Students

byShane Templeton, Donald R. Bear, Marcia Invernizzi

Paperback | May 9, 2014

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In this new edition of the most comprehensive vocabulary text available, pre-service, novice, and experienced middle and high school teachers get invaluable tools to share with their students that will enable them to learn thousands of words independently. With an emphasis on developing students’ word consciousness–the knowledge and predisposition to learn, appreciate, and effectively use words–the book addresses three broad aspects of vocabulary learning and instruction: context-based instruction, word-specific instruction, and generative morphology instruction, as a means to enabling teachers to teach vocabulary their way.


The new edition features an expanded author team; separate chapter for the major disciplines/subjects, including a separate chapter on Art, Music, Physical Education, and Career and Technical Education; a new, easily-accessible format presenting the strategies, activities, and assessments; chapter notes directing readers to the PDToolkit online resource, new Activity Selection Charts in each chapter; referencing to the Common Core Standards in each activity and strategy; updated research throughout; a new look at Academic Language; and a revised ESL chapter with a strong new multilingual focus.

Shane Templeton is Foundation Professor Emeritus of Literacy Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. A former classroom teacher at the primary and secondary levels, his research has focused on developmental word knowledge in elementary, middle, and high school students, focusing primarily on the relationships between spelling, morp...
Title:Words Their Way: Vocabulary For Middle And Secondary StudentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 10.8 × 8.5 × 0.9 inPublished:May 9, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0133431037

ISBN - 13:9780133431032


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What Every Teacher Needs to Know about Words and about Teaching Them

Chapter 2: Essential Vocabulary Strategies and Activities

Chapter 3: Vocabulary Assessment and Classroom Organization

Chapter 4: Vocabulary Instruction with English Learners

Chapter 5: Academic Vocabulary in English Language Arts

Chapter 6: Academic Vocabulary in Social Studies

Chapter 7: Academic Vocabulary in Mathematics

Chapter 8: Academic Vocabulary in Science

Chapter 9: Academic Vocabulary in Art, Music, Physical Education, and Career and Technical Education

Editorial Reviews

"This book is a wonderful primer for those just learning to teach and/or understand the necessity of vocabulary development for content area mastery." -- Jane M. Saunders, Texas State University   "Vocabulary Their Way offers a wealth of resources that teachers can use to build their own knowledge of the origin and structure of the English language as well as the strategies that they can use to support students’ vocabulary development.   It is accessible, compelling, and interesting and contains a number of classroom examples." -- Jennifer Scott Curwood, The University of Sydney (Australia)   "This book is very appealing, as teaching academic vocabulary is part of the Common Core standards being adopted by most states.  Teachers will welcome the help for their classroom instruction, and administrators will welcome the information for professional development." -- Carla M. Stegall, Gilbert Middle School (Gilbert, SC)