Essential Readings on Vocabulary Instruction

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Michael F. Graves
International Reading Association, May 21, 2009 - Education - 176 pages

This convenient resource offers 14 outstanding articles on the critical topic of vocabulary instruction, compiled and introduced by noted expert Michael F. Graves. The articles, drawn from IRA books, journals, and other sources, represent the best thinking of leaders in the field of vocabulary teaching and learning.

This book is ideal for use in teacher education or for group or individual professional development. The introduction gives an overview of important aspects of vocabulary learning, and the articles — each supplemented with Questions for Reflection — are grouped into these critical topics:

  • Providing rich and varied language experiences
  • Teaching individual words
  • Teaching word-learning strategies
  • Fostering word consciousness
  • Teaching English language learners
  • Teaching vocabulary in content areas

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About the author (2009)

Michael F. Graves is a former high school English teacher, a Professor Emeritus of Literacy Education at the University of Minnesota, and a member of the Reading Hall of Fame. Michael has authored and coauthored over a dozen books on vocabulary learning and instruction and on comprehension instruction. His recent books include Teaching Vocabulary to English-Language Learners, Fostering Comprehension in English Classes, and Reading and Responding in the Middle Grades.

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