For the Love of Words: Vocabulary Instruction that Works, Grades K-6
August 2005, Jossey-Bass
ONE: The Importance of Developing a Robust Vocabulary.
TWO: The Developmental Aspects of Vocabulary Learning.
THREE: Understanding Approaches to Teaching Vocabulary.
FOUR: A Framework and Strategies for Direct Instruction.
FIVE: Planning for Incidental Learning.
SIX: Creating a Customized Word List.
SEVEN: Deciding When and How to Introduce New Words.
EIGHT: Assessing Students’ Progress.
Appendix: A List of Essential Words by Grade Level.
- A comprehensive, research-based approach to vocabulary instruction.
- Guides teachers in integrating vocabulary instruction with standards-based content teaching.
- Includes extensive classroom examples and practical tools.
- Features dynamite reference list of over 6000 words students must know to meet K-6 content standards.
--from the Foreword by Nell K. Duke
"Elementary school teachers will find a wealth of ideas that can expand their students’ reading, writing, and thinking vocabulary.”
--Laura Robb, director, Language Arts and curriculum coordinator, Powhatan School, Boyce, Virginia
"This lively and useful book addresses the need of elementary and middle school teachers to make vocabulary instruction sensible and contextualized in unique and powerful ways. The section on ‘incidental learning’ is worth the cover price for any teacher at any level."
--Jeffrey Wilhelm, professor, Boise State University
"For all those who love words and who love to teach children words, this is an eminently practical book. It more than delivers what it promises."
--Kathleen Roskos, professor, John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio
"For the Love of Words is a practical tool for elementary teachers as they plan for systematic and intentional vocabulary instruction."
--Jo Ann Christofferson, literacy consultant and literacy coach, Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, Bettendorf, Iowa