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Word Study That Sticks : Best Practices, K-6 - Pamela Koutrakos

Word Study That Sticks

Best Practices, K-6

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Take word learning to the next level in your classroom

Hungry for lively and engaging ways to augment word study? This hands-on guide to word study instruction connects research with experience to make word learning jubilant and fun. With the goal of instilling curiosity and a self-starting attitude in students, Word Study That Sticks delivers challenging, discovery-based instructional practices that support all learners in any subject area. Lesson ideas, routines, key practices, and special advice for beginning teachers make word study instruction accessible for educators working at every experience level.

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Whether you've been teaching word study for a few years or a few decades, Word Study That Sticks will change your mindset and open your eyes to innovative word study practices. Pam's enthusiasm for inquiry-based word study experiences, coupled with her classroom-rooted expertise, glimmers off the pages of this must-have resource. With features like practical prioritizing, teacher tips, and workarounds to common classroom challenges, Pam offers a no-excuse guide to providing students with the word knowledge needed for school and beyond. I guarantee that Pam's positivity will lift your teaching to new heights. If Pamela Koutrakos can't get you and your students fired up about joyful word study instruction -- no one can!

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Word Study Now
Word Study for a New Generation
How to Use This Book With Other Programs or as Your Sole Resource
Preview of the Three Parts
Preview of Features
PART I: CURIOUS, CREATIVE WORD STUDY
CHAPTER 1. What Is Word Study?
WHAT, WHY, WHEN
Word Study Is a Verb, Not a Noun
Word Study Invites Inquiry
CHAPTER 2. Start It Up! Finding Time and Resources
WHAT, WHY, WHEN
Spending Time Exploring Words
Setting Up Structures
WHAT, WHY, WHEN
CHAPTER 3. Launching a Year of Lively Learning
WHAT, WHY, WHEN
Lessons That Introduce the World of Word Study
Introducing Routines Memorably
WHAT, WHY, WHEN
Launch Lessons: Introducing Routines
CHAPTER 4. Assessment: A Less-Is-More Approach to Seeing Next Steps
WHAT, WHY, WHEN
Expanding Our Repertoire: Rethinking Assessment Options
PART II: FOSTERING ENGAGEMENT AND INDEPENDENCE
CHAPTER 5. The Value of Choice and Protocols That Support It
WHAT, WHY, WHEN
Empowering Students: Lessons and Routines That Offer Student Choice
CHAPTER 6. Power Practices: Next-Level Word Exploring
Choices in Word Study Routines: Lessons to Bolster Engaged Word Learning
CHAPTER 7. Supporting Students: Routines for Meaningful Differentiation
WHAT, WHY, WHEN
Providing Purposeful Small-Group Instruction
Building a Culture and Curriculum of Talk
CHAPTER 8. Releasing Responsibility: Goal Setting, Reflection, and Celebration
WHAT, WHY, WHEN
Ideas for Reflection and Celebration
A Tour of Word Study in Action: 20 Minutes of Focused Fun and Teaching Language
PART III: TEACHING FOR TRANSFER
CHAPTER 9. Connecting the Dots: Word Study in Reading and Writing
WHAT, WHY, WHEN
Infusing Word Study Into Reading
Word Study in Writing
CHAPTER 10. Sealing the Deal With Word Learning in the Content Areas
Word Study in Math
Word Study in Social Studies and Science
More Options to Encourage Transfer of Word Learning
A Tour of Word Study in Action: A Sneak Peek of Content Area Word Learning
Conclusion: Word Power!
Appendices
Appendix A: Go-To Resources
Appendix B: Spelling Inventories
Appendix C: Word-Rich Books Across the Grades
Appendix D: Quotes About Words
Appendix E: Expanded Sample Word Study Schedules
Appendix F: Sample Checklists
References
Index

ISBN: 9781544327273
ISBN-10: 1544327277
Series: Corwin Literacy
Audience: Professional
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 27th September 2018
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Edition Number: 1

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