Update your vocabulary practices to meet the Common Core and improve students' word knowledge! This new, clearly-structured guide shows you how. It's packed with engaging, research-based, classroom-ready strategies for teaching vocabulary.
For each vocabulary recommendation, you'll learn the research behind it, how it relates to the Common Core, and how to implement it in your classroom. The practical ideas for teaching vocabulary will benefit all of your students, including your English language learners, with specific connections to ELLs included throughout the book. This is a must-have resource for teaching vocabulary and meeting the Common Core standards!
I like the consistent chapter structure: research, strategies, Common Core alignment, and action steps. It meets the needs of a variety of readers. This book synthesizes the vast amount of research on vocabulary and gives teachers practical ways to apply best practices. —Mimi Brown, Literacy Coach
This book does an amazing job of bringing to light the importance of students actually learning vocabulary and making it useful instead of memorizing and purging after testing. This book is filled with research-based techniques on how to help students internalize vocabulary, including many different graphic organizers geared toward different learners. —Paula Kay Glass, Enriching Foundations Private School
Vocabulary Strategies That Work: Do This—Not That! was featured in the May 2013 issue of Better Teaching: Elementary.
Vocabulary Strategies That Work: Do This—Not That! was reviewed by MiddleWeb.
Lori Wilfong was interviewed by The Visual Thesaurus.
Vocabulary Strategies That Work: Do This—Not That! was reviewed by The Educator's Room.
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Vocabulary Strategies That Work: Do This—Not That! was excerpted in The Visual Thesaurus.
Vocabulary Strategies That Work: Do This—Not That! was reviewed in the December 2012 issue of Book News, Inc.
Lori G. Wilfong worked as a literacy coach and a literacy specialist in rural and urban districts in Northeast Ohio before landing in the department of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies at Kent State University at Stark, where she currently is an Associate Professor, teaching courses in literacy to both preservice and practicing teachers. Lori continues to hone her skills in school districts, working with teachers with one goal always in mind: to make all students love reading. She has been published in esteemed journals such as the Reading Teacher, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Voices from the Middle, and Science Scope. She lives in Munroe Falls, Ohio with her husband, Bob.