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Accelerated Vocabulary Instruction
Strategies for Closing the Achievement Gap for All Students

Author(s) : Nancy Akhavan
Price :$22.99
Grades 2 - 6
A comprehensive guide to developing a rich vocabulary that helps children access and understand the core curriculum. Within powerful units that focus on conceptual vocabulary and span the school year, the author provides strategies, graphic organizers, ready-to-use overhead transparencies, individual record sheets, and clear explanations of the current research that shows why good instruction is central to students' word acquisition and future success.
Active Word Play
Author(s) : Jane Feber
Price :$19.95
Move beyond boring word drills and vocabulary quizzes with Active Word Play! The 31 engaging games and activities in Active Word Play encourage students in grades four and up to make new vocabulary words their own. As students actively work with words, the connections they make help them understand and retain the words they are learning. Jane Feber s active-engagement approach infuses Active Word Play with the same enthusiasm your students will experience when they play these games and create make-and-takes that promote long-term retention of new vocabulary words.
Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition
Robust Vocabulary Instruction

Author(s) : Isabel Beck, Margaret McKeown, Linda Kucan
Price :$28.00
Grades K - 12
This book provides a research-based framework and practical strategies for vocabulary development with children from the earliest grades through high school. The authors emphasize instruction that offers rich information about words and their uses and enhances students' language comprehension and production. New to this edition chapters on vocabulary and writing; assessments; differentiating instruction for struggling readers and English language learners, including coverage of RTI.
Children Tell Stories
Teaching and Using Storytelling in the Classroom 2nd Edition

Author(s) : Martha Hamilton, Mitch Weiss
Price :$29.95
Grades K - 8
All teachers want their students to have a high-quality oral language and speaking skills; integrating storytelling in the K-8 curriculum is a powerful way to help students develop these vial proficiencies.  The resource includes step-by-step directions and activities for implementing storytelling in any classroom, and it explains how storytelling can also improve reading and writing skills.
Classrooms That Work
They Can All Read and Write (4th Edition)

Author(s) : Richard Allington, Patricia Cunningham
Price :$36.99
Pat Cunningham’s and Dick Allington’s clear and friendly writing style emphasizes the importance of promoting the integration of phonics and literature-based process writing and reading instruction to enhance ALL students’ learning and reading skills.
Creating Robust Vocabulary
Frequently Asked Questions and Extended Examples

Author(s) : Isabel Beck, Margaret McKeown, Linda Kucan
Price :$25.00
Bringing Words to Life has enlivened the classrooms of hundreds of thousands of teachers. Responding to readers' success stories, practical questions, and requests for extended examples, this ideal complementary volume picks up where Bringing Words to Life left off. The authors present additional tools, tips, and detailed explanations of such questions as which words to teach, when and how to teach them, and how to adapt instruction for English language learners. They provide specific instructional sequences, including assessments, for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12, as well as interactive lesson planning resources. Invaluable appendices feature a quick-reference menu of instructional activities and a comprehensive list of children's books and stories with suggested Tier Two words for study.
Creating Strategic Readers 2nd Edition
Techniques for Developing Competency in Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension

Author(s) : Valerie Ellery
Price :$29.95
In her quest to support teachers in teaching reading as a strategic, decision making process and because of her passion for educating the whole child, author Valerie Ellery has updated her bestselling book Creating Strategic Readers to help you meet the challenges of educating your 21st century learners.
Daily Word Ladders
Grades 1 - 2

Author(s) : Timothy Rasinski
Price :$19.99
Grades 1 - 2
150+ Reproducible Word Study Lessons That Help Kids Boost Reading, Vocabulary, Spelling and Phonics Skills!

Students climb to new heights in reading and writing with these fun, engaging, reproducible word-building games! Students read clues on each rung, then change and rearrange letters to create words until they reach the top. All the while, they're analyzing sound-symbol relationships, broadening their vocabulary, and building spelling skills to become better readers.
Daily Word Ladders
Grades 4-6

Author(s) : Timothy Rasinski
Price :$15.99
Grades 4 - 6
Kids climb to new heights in reading and writing with these engaging, reproducible word building games!
Daily Word Ladders
Grades 2-3

Author(s) : Timothy Rasinski
Price :$15.99
Grades 2 - 3
Kids climb to new heights in reading and writing with these engaging, reproducible word building games!
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