The Word Detective

Author: John Simpson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408706598

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Language is always changing. No one knows where it is going but the best way to future-cast is to look at the past. John Simpson animates for us a tradition of researching and editing, showing us both the technical lexicography needed to understand a word, and the careful poetry needed to construct its definition. He challenges both the idea that dictionaries are definitive, and the notion that language is falling apart. With a sense of humour, an ability to laugh at bureaucracy and an inclination to question the status quo, John Simpson gives life to the colourful characters at the OED and to the English language itself. He splices his stories with entertaining and erudite diversions into the history and origin of words such as 'kangaroo', 'hot-dog' , 'pommie', 'bicycle' , not ignoring those swearwords often classed as 'Anglo-Saxon' ! The book will speak to anyone who uses a dictionary, 'word people' , history lovers, students and parents.

Writing Lesson Level K--Be a Word Detective

Author: Richard Gentry, Ph.D.,Jan McNeel, M.A.Ed.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1480769002

Category:

Page: 4

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Incorporate writing instruction in your classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. Simplify the planning of writing instruction and become familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing.

The Word Detective

Author: Evan Morris

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 3495


The "Word Detective" searches out clues to the origin of interesting words and phrases, such as Big Apple, moxie, yahoo, gormless, feed a cold, and many others, in a collection of articles from the syndicated "Word Detective" column. Reprint.

Vocabulary Enrichment Programme

Author: Victoria Joffe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000474518

Category: Education

Page: 584

View: 3755


This book helps to enhance the understanding and use of vocabulary in secondary school students and young adults. Specifically designed for older children and young adults with language and communication needs, this practical language programme was created by a specialist speech & language therapist with input from secondary school teachers and students. The Vocabulary Enrichments Programme: focuses on enhancing the understanding and expression of vocabulary and word meanings in students aged from 8 to 18 aims to create an awareness of how improved vocabulary knowledge can be used to enhance learning in school and social interactions in school and home environments encourages an awareness and interest in words and language, introduces the concept of words and meanings and identifies their role and use in language, communication and social interaction introduces the word map and explore the rich networks of information attached to each word, including the meanings and make up of words using root and base words, suffixes and prefixes, synonyms and antonyms, and the etymology (origins) of words focuses on themes taken from the National Curriculum, including living and non living organisms, planet Earth and the world, the human body, emotions, healthy living, and occupations enhances the understanding and use of figurative and idiomatic language as well as more compound and complex sentence structures introduces a range of cueing techniques to aid in word retrieval. This book provide effective strategies for word learning to encourage independent word learning skills. It teaches an effective, efficient and realistic use of the dictionary as a tool for word learning and explore the role of the thesaurus in enhancing oral and written work.

Sometimes Reading is Hard

Author: Robin Bright

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 1551389517

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 4978


When students say that reading is boring, difficult, overwhelming, or they cannot find a good book, it is almost impossible to sell them on the idea that reading is fun and worthwhile. Sometimes Reading is Hard shows teachers how to develop the skills students need to be successful and how to cultivate passionate, lifelong readers. An intriguing look at the science of reading, the book helps teachers understand the foundations upon which language and reading are learned so they can make their own good decisions about programs, resources, strategies, and activities. Classroom vignettes, promising practices, and step-by-step activities illustrate how teachers can weave teaching the skills of decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency with real reasons to read. This hands-on teacher resource shows what a comprehensive, research-based reading program looks like in action.

Little Readers, Big Thinkers

Author: Amy Stewart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1625312121

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 3061


Little Readers, Big Thinkers: Teaching Close Reading in the Primary Grades Young learners are full of questions and wonderings, so much so that sometimes they need a guide for their curiosity. With Amy Stewart's manageable approach to close reading, you'll be able to harness the big thinking we know is inside their inquisitive minds. Stewart, a Chicago-based literacy coach and teacher, showcases ways that close reading can teach even the youngest students new ways to enjoy texts, think about them critically, and share that thinking with peers and adults. With its description of the pillars of close reading, multiple lesson sequences for grades K-2, and real-life classroom scenarios, Little Readers, Big Thinkers offers a trove of insights: What close reading is (and is not) How to encourage students to "read like detectives" Ways to weave close reading practices into your lessons How to cultivate real reading, organic thinking, and deep conversation Which books invite amazing learning and thinking experiences With Stewart as your guide, close reading will become your students' stepping stone to a lifelong love of reading.

Creating Strategic Readers: Techniques for Supporting Rigorous Literacy Instruction

Author: Ellery, Valerie

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 1618137832

Category: Education

Page: 306

View: 1306


Meet the challenges of educating students with this balanced, whole-child approach to reading for 21st-century learners. This updated, best-selling book co-published with the International Literacy Association (ILA) offers numerous rigorous and engaging techniques, and is sure to be a classroom favorite! Features include: more than 125 enhanced classroom-tested techniques in the areas of word study, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension; 18 new techniques to motivate and engage all learners; embedded scaffolding and teacher talk within each technique; a focus on core literacy strands required by College and Career Readiness Standards; and digital resources including an assortment of reproducible student and teacher resource sheets.

The Teacher's Big Book of Graphic Organizers

Author: Katherine S. McKnight

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470625668

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 6541


Tap into the power of graphic organizers for classroom success Veteran educator and NCTE trainer Katherine McKnight shows how students can use graphic organizers as an important tool to organize new information. Providing a visual representation that uses symbols to express ideas, concepts, and convey meaning, graphic organizers help to depict relationships between facts, terms, and ideas. The author demonstrates how graphic organizers have proven to be a powerful teaching and learning strategy. Includes 100 graphic organizers-more than any comparable book Included graphic organizers can be used before-, during-, and after-learning activities across the content areas Contains easy-to-follow instructions for teachers on how to use and adapt the book's graphic organizers Offers strategies for teachers to create their own graphic organizers for different grade levels The author Katherine McKnight is a noted literacy educator.

Stretching Students' Vocabulary

Author: Karen Bromley

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439288392

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 1113


Presents more than seventy strategies for building third- through eighth-grade students' vocabularies using sound, context, structure, and word investigation, and includes reproducibles and related Web addresses.