The Word-Conscious Classroom (Scott, Skobel and Wells)
Building the Vocabulary Readers and Writers need.
When you think about word learning, you may sigh and think of vocabulary booklets where students memorize lists of unrelated words in order to pass a test. Let us assure you-this is not how we conceptualize vocabulary learning, although, to be honest, it's not far from how some of us started. The purpose of this book is to take you on our journey as teachers and researchers who came together to try to improve vocabulary instruction in classrooms.
In Defense of Read-Aloud Sustaining Best Practice Steven Layne
As accountability measures for schools and teachers continue to grow, instructional practice is under the microscope. The practice of reading aloud to children may be viewed by some educators as an "extra"—a bit of fluff used solely for the purposes of enjoyment or filling a few spare minutes. But researchers and practitioners stand in solidarity: the practice of reading aloud throughout the grades is not only viable but also best practice.
In Defense of Read-Aloud reinforces readers' confidence to continue the practice of reading aloud and presents the research base to defend the practice in grades K–12. Steven Layne also offers significant practical insights to strengthen instructional practice—answering the questions of "Why should we?" and "How should we?"—and provides practical advice about how to use read-alouds most effectively.