The Reading Teacher's Word-a-Day: 180 Ready-to-Use Lessons to Expand Vocabulary, Teach Roots, and Prepare for Standardized Tests, March/2008
|Author(s)||Edward B. Fry, Ph.D.|
|Year Publish||2008 March|
From the bestselling author of The Reading Teacher's Book of Lists comes this hands-on reference containing 180 challenging and engaging lessons—one for each day of the school year. The book is designed to expand the vocabularies of students in grades 6-12 and get them excited about the life-long process of learning new words. It can be used equally well for in-class activities, self-study, tutoring, or homeschooling. The lessons contained in this book are perfect for "sponge activities"—five-minute lessons to start off or end each class period—or for a supplementary vocabulary lesson.
Employing his often humorous and irreverent descriptions, Edward Fry creates a vivid context for use of each of the words to promote more lasting comprehension for students. Every page features a vocabulary word chosen from those terms found most frequently on standardized tests. Fry shows how to teach morphemes (the meaning units within words), and to ensure that students have multiple ways to learn, he
- Explains the word's root
- Demonstrates how roots help establish a pattern for language
- Ends each lesson with a list of questions teachers may use to assess students' understanding of the new word
- The Reading Teacher's Word-a-Day will help students speak, write, read, and comprehend with confidence
About The Author:
Edward B. Fry, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of education at Rutgers University where, for 24 years, he was director of the Reading Center. He is the best-selling author or co-author of numerous books, including The Reading Teacher's Book of Lists and The Vocabulary Teacher's Book of Lists.