From a teacher educator
"Bringing Words to Life is, without doubt, one of the best, most practical, and most influential books ever published on the topic of teaching and developing vocabulary. The second edition is even better than the first, it addresses recent issues such as the Common Core and RTI; provides a greater number of helpful, practical examples; addresses vocabulary and writing; takes on the challenge of providing effective vocabulary instruction for struggling readers and English learners; and offers guidance for teaching math, science, and social studies vocabulary in the intermediate grades. This book should be required reading for anyone seeking teacher or reading specialist certification."
John Pikulski, PhD, Department of Educational Development (Emeritus), University of Delaware
From a teacher
"It's hard to believe, but the second edition of Bringing Words to Life is even more comprehensive then the first. Beck, McKeown, and Kucan have outdone themselves. Containing real-life examples and easy-to-implement strategies, this book is a 'must have' for vocabulary instruction. It will help teachers greatly as they work to meet the Common Core Standards."
Nancy Betler, EdD, Talent Development Facilitator, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, North Carolina; Adjunct Professor, School of Graduate and Continuing Education, Wingate University
Rationale for Robust Vocabulary Instruction
Choosing Words to Teach
Introducing Word Meanings
Bringing Vocabulary into the Earliest Grades
Instructional Sequences for Later Grades
Assessing and Maintaining New Vocabulary
Working with Instructional and Natural Contexts
Vocabulary and Writing
Differentiating Vocabulary Instruction
Energizing the Verbal Environment Appendix. Menu of Instructional Activities
Isabel L. Beck, PhD, is Professor Emerita of Education in the School of Education and Senior Scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center, both at the University of Pittsburgh.
Margaret G. McKeown, PhD, is Clinical Professor of Education in the School of Education and Senior Scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh.
Linda Kucan, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Instruction and Learning at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education.
Authors : Beck et al . Pub 2013 (USA) Pb 210 pages