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What's in a Word? : Vocabulary Development in Multilingual Classrooms - Norah McWilliam

What's in a Word?

Vocabulary Development in Multilingual Classrooms

Paperback Published: 1st April 1998
ISBN: 9781858560885
Number Of Pages: 206

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Developing children's word-power in the classroom is the focus of this book. It offers practical approaches and strategies, based on the linguistic, cognitive and social principles affecting children's use of words and their meanings in English as an additional language.

What's in a Word? aims to develop teachers' understanding of how words and their meanings underpin all children's learning in all curriculum areas. It explores a neglected but crucial aspect of additional language acquisition: the dependence of children's academic achievement on lexicon - vocabulary - and provides a guide for teachers to plan and resource a "word-aware" curriculum.

This groundbreaking book is essential for all teachers of children for whom English is an additional language and also for linguists, educational policy-makers and teacher educators.

Words for teachersp. 1
Words for learnersp. 35
Words in the classroomp. 75
Cultural belongingp. 111
Words to work onp. 137
End wordp. 181
Appendixp. 185
Bibliographyp. 187
Indexp. 191
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ISBN: 9781858560885
ISBN-10: 1858560888
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 206
Published: 1st April 1998
Publisher: STYLUS PUB LLC (VA)
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.59 x 16.92  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.37