Teaching Vocabulary in All Classrooms, Volumes 0-500187

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Allyn & Bacon, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 252 pages
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"This book provides a comprehensive framework for teaching vocabulary to all students in all content areas. Respected literacy researchers and educators Camille Blachowicz and Peter J. Fisher have written a book for pre-service and in-service teachers who recognize the importance of vocabulary development and are seeking new, classroom-tested strategies to build or renew their curriculum. The new fourth edition of Teaching Vocabulary in All Classrooms includes new and updated material throughout the text as well as expanded coverage of independent metacognitive strategies for learning vocabulary using contextual cues and references. In addition, this revised edition adds ideas for dealing with student diversity, with an increased focus on struggling readers, English language learners, and older students."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

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Camille Blachowicz is Professor of Education at the National College of Education of National-Louis University, where she is Director of the Reading Center and Reading Program. In her long career as an educator, Dr. Blachowicz has been a classroom teacher, team leader, and reading specialist as well as a university educator and staff developer. Her research has been supported by grants from the Spencer Foundation, the Fulbright Council and the International Reading Association. Dr. Blachowicz's many articles have been published in journals ranging from Educational Leadership and Reading Teacher to Reading Research Quarterly. She is also co-author of the books Reading Diagnosis: An Instructional Approach, Teaching Vocabulary in All Classrooms, Reading Comprehension: Strategies for Independent Learners, Reading Street, Fluency Development:From Research to Practice, and the chapter on vocabulary research for the third Handbook of Reading Research along with numerous book chapters and monographs. She also co-edits the series of staff development and in-service books Tools for Teaching Literacy along with Donna Ogle. As a staff developer, Dr. Blachowicz is a frequent speaker at national, local, and international conferences and at meetings of the International Reading Association, where she is a member of the publication committee. Dr. Blachowicz has also been named to the roster of Outstanding Teacher Educators in Reading by the International Reading Association.

Currently, along with her teaching and writing, Dr. Blachowicz is co-directing two projects in urban and suburban schools: Literacy Partners, and the Everybody Reads Fluency Project.

Peter Fisher is a professor of education at National College of Education of National-Louis University where he teaches graduate classes in literacy education. Peter taught in elementary and high schools in England prior to coming to the USA to complete his doctoral studies at SUNY at Buffalo. Peter's research interests include vocabulary development and the teaching of storytelling. In 1997 he was inducted into the Illinois Reading Hall of Fame.

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