Publication Date: December 19, 2008
Series: Language and Literacy Series
Helping students master a broad range of individual words is a vital part of effective vocabulary instruction. Building on his bestselling resource The Vocabulary Book, Michael Graves’s new book describes a practical program for teaching individual words in the K–8 classroom. Designed to foster effective, efficient, and engaging differentiated instruction, Teaching Individual Words combines the latest research with vivid illustrations from real classrooms. Get ready to bridge the vocabulary gap with this user-friendly teaching tool!
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Michael F. Graves is Professor Emeritus of Literacy Education at the University of Minnesota and a member of the Reading Hall of Fame. He is the author of the bestselling book, The Vocabulary Book: Learning and Instruction.
"Michael Graves shows once again why he is one of our leading lights in vocabulary instruction.”
—Claude Goldenberg, Stanford University, School of Education
“Does the world need another book on vocabulary instruction? Yes, it needs this one, for no other text available addresses in detail how teachers can select, teach, and assess the meanings of specific words.”
— From the Foreword by James F. Baumann, University of Wyoming
“This comprehensive and practical resource dives into the heart of word learning and demonstrates how to maximize the benefits of teaching individual words. Dr. Graves skillfully highlights concrete examples of vocabulary instruction as rich and powerful tools that can be easily incorporated into a variety of educational settings. I highly recommend it.”
—Kari D. Ross, Curriculum Facilitator and Literacy Specialist, Centennial Schools, Minnesota
“Teaching Individual Words is a must-have book for any educator's bookshelf. In addition to clear models for instruction, it makes the often neglected point that teachers must also use sophisticated language themselves in order to encourage youngsters to do the same. Dr. Graves's readable style and practical knowledge make this book easy to use and sure to have an impact.”
—Linda Diamond, CEO, Consortium on Reading Excellence