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Dancing With Words: Helping Students Love Language Through Authentic Vocabulary Instruction

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Unknown Binding, 133 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by National Council of Teachers of English
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Kay Mcgriff
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Judith Rowe Michaels captures what language study can be in her book Dancing with Words (NCTE 2001). Rather than handing out stale lists of vocabulary words, she explores the dynamic, ever-changing uses of language with her students. It is both playful and profound. I am taking away so many ideas for my own classroom and my own reading and writing. Here are just a few.

Keep word lists from your reading. After a free-reading period, students jot down words in a notebook. Periodically, students rea
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