Vocabulary Is Comprehension: Getting to the Root of Text Complexity - Corwin Literacy (Paperback)
  • Vocabulary Is Comprehension: Getting to the Root of Text Complexity - Corwin Literacy (Paperback)

Vocabulary Is Comprehension: Getting to the Root of Text Complexity - Corwin Literacy (Paperback)

Paperback 200 Pages / Published: 02/12/2014
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Laura Robb provides teachers with a way to be systematic with vocabulary instruction so that students gain the multiple exposures to words they need in order to acquire them. With an emphasis on teaching students in the midst of authentic reading situations, Robb augments her lessons with passages and short texts and reproducibles included in the book. Thus, each of the dozens of lessons in the book involves complex text interactions, group work, and independent practice. Chapters address roots, suffixes, and prefixes; figurative language; general academic and domain-specific vocabulary; and informative assessments. The strategies apply across the content areas and emphasize understanding words within context.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781483345802
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 569 g
Dimensions: 279 x 215 x 15 mm


"Although the importance of vocabulary knowledge for reading and learning is widely recognized, it isn't every day that a book makes the connection between word savvy and engaged text reading so transparent and lively. . . . Laura Robb's Vocabulary Is Comprehension is truly a book for the times and for the time-conscious middle-grades teacher. It's one I look forward to having in my toolbox."

-- KATHY GANSKE, Author of Word Journeys, Second Edition

"Laura Robb has this remarkable way of lassoing the galloping, impossible-to-meet mandates out there and wrestling them to the ground so they actually work in classrooms. In Vocabulary Is Comprehension, she shows teachers how to teach systematic, daily vocabulary in the context of authentic reading and a vital curriculum . . . making us grateful once again for Laura Robb and her efforts to help us all be better teachers."

-- JIM BURKE, Author of The Common Core Companion

"The research is clear: the size of a student's vocabulary at the end of twelfth grade is not only a strong indicator of whether college is attainable, but also a predictor of future income and success. Fortunately, Vocabulary Is Comprehension provides teachers with effective and practical ideas on how to strengthen our students' knowledge of words. This is an essential book for helping students overcome word deficit and attain the greater freedom and power that comes with possessing a strong and sophisticated vocabulary."

-- KELLY GALLAGHER, Author of Deeper Reading

"Opening Laura Robb's book is like unwrapping a gift box where you discover many other wondrous presents inside. Expertly aligned to the Common Core and to research-based practices, Laura provides teachers with what they've long needed: a simple set of principles for understanding all of the individual components of vocabulary along with practical tools for teaching vocabulary. . . . Lots of lessons. Lots of texts. Lots of reproducibles. Lots to love!"

-- NANCY BOYLES, Author of Closer Reading, Grades 3-6

"Laura Robb hasn't just shown the best means for employing the most effective instructional strategy for improving word knowledge, she has also thought of every dimension of masterful classroom management to meet the needs of every child along the way. . . .This is a book that will have teachers excited for tomorrow's vocabulary instruction and marveling at how fast students grow in their reading ability when they have tools to employ rather than just rote memorization."

-- JAMES BLASINGAME, Coauthor of Teaching Writing in Middle and Secondary Schools

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