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Building Academic Vocabulary: Teacher's Manual

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"This manual will enable you to design and implement a comprehensive approach to teaching academic vocabulary
Paperback, 163 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
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Jan 27, 2008 Caitlin rated it liked it
In reading this book I was reminded of the importance of having students define new vocabulary in their own words. I was also appalled at the section on adapting the steps for ELL students, because, although I agreed with the use of native language, I felt the modifications implied a deficit, was simplistic, and in some cases conflicted with recent theories of language development.
Jul 18, 2013 Carrie rated it really liked it
Some great ideas for vocabulary reviews and games!!! The IDEA of strategic academic vocabulary instruction as presented in this book is good, but I'm not sure how feasible/realistic it is, especially in a middle school or high school classroom. When we only see students for 40-80 minutes a day, it's hard to commit to giving up 60+ minutes a week just to academic vocabulary instruction - there's still potentially other vocabulary instruction, silent reading time, reading skills instruction time, ...more
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Apr 24, 2016 Spacek Kim rated it really liked it
This book was used for a book study while I was Superintendent at Inchelium School District No. 70. The district had adopted the Marzano Instructional Framework for its teacher evaluation framework. The book tied in with the building of academic vocabulary for our students. A six-step process was given for identifying vocabulary words. Review and games were a part of a program to reinforce vocabulary. The book was a short read and gave a lot of good ideas to accomplish the task.
Jul 10, 2011 Siobhan rated it liked it
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Good primer in how to choose most important academic vocab and how to systematically teach it. I'm still figuring out a way to build more of his practices into my regular schedule, but that's another story... Also have issues that it focuses on SS & Sci content vocal rather than "SAT" words for common use.
Jun 30, 2012 Pen63 rated it it was amazing
This is the follow up book from his research book. This book contains some black line masters, although you may create your own after practicing his procedures in your class. These two books changed the way I taught math and science content after my sixth year of teaching. Vocabulary study, when done well, is a super efficient way to study content!
Aug 14, 2013 Danielle rated it liked it
This book has some interesting ideas for a vocabulary notebook, games and comparison activities, but seems to be geared towards the upper grades. This idea of teaching vocabulary really takes the terms out of the context that the ELL kids especially need in order to grasp/remember a concept.
Julia Schuyler
Jul 30, 2011 Julia Schuyler rated it liked it
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Excellent concept, but rather thin for a Marzano book. I suppose I like the subject-area lists of academic vocab in back, but I'm pretty sure I could have come up with it myself. Still, it makes a strong case for explicitly teaching academic vocab and the lists are handy.
Aug 26, 2012 Kellee rated it liked it
Shelves: education
A good guide on how to choose academic vocabulary and includes instructions on how to implement Marzano's 6 step vocabulary instruction.
Really amazing resource. My students love all of his games to review vocab.
Wendy Gearhart
Jul 27, 2012 Wendy Gearhart rated it it was amazing
Effective ways of teaching vocabulary across the content areas.
Aug 28, 2012 Angel rated it liked it
Shelves: professional, 2012
Our staff was told to read this and implement these startegies this year. I was glad it was only 72pages of text. The rest of the book includes graphic organizers and word lists.
Dec 13, 2012 Jessyca rated it really liked it
Who doesn't love Marzano by now? A fast read. I have used it with my MS ELA teachers to choose Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III words. A great resource for quick vocabulary games.
Jun 02, 2014 Geryl rated it really liked it
This is the 'how' of Marzano's Teaching Basic and Advanced Vocabulary: A Framework for Direct Instruction. Many practical strategies and ready to take into the classroom activities.
Jul 31, 2011 Sara rated it liked it
Not as good as Janet Allen, but has good points.
Sep 03, 2011 Temoca rated it really liked it
This is a quick read and reference guide. It reinforces what I already know in some areas, but it does help with new graphic organizer ideas. It's a nice addition to my teacher resources.
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