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Word Nerds: Teaching All Students to Learn and Love Vocabulary (eBook)

Author: Brenda Overturf, Leslie Montgomery, Margot Holmes Smith

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Word Nerds takes you inside classrooms in a
high-poverty urban school and shows how two teachers implement creative,
flexible vocabulary instruction that improves students’ word knowledge and
confidence, enhances classroom community and increases achievement. Leslie
Montgomery and Margot Holmes Smith weave vocabulary into each school day using
multisensory instruction that includes music, art, literature, movement, games,
drama, writing, test-taking skills and technology. Along the way, they turn
every student into a lover of language.

With support from literacy specialist Brenda Overturf, Leslie and
Margot have developed a five-part plan – introducing new words in context, assessing
related synonyms and antonyms, engaging students in several days of active
learning, celebrating new words and assessing vocabulary development – that
teaches all students to learn and love vocabulary.

This easy-to-read reference explains how to plan, teach and assess
based on the latest research in vocabulary instruction and learning. Forget
copying definitions from the dictionary and completing boring worksheets! Word
mastery comes from intimate knowledge of language. From prediction to practice
to performance, students from all backgrounds can discover how to make words
their own. After incorporating Leslie’s and Margot’s vocabulary plan into your
daily instruction, you and your students can become words nerds, too!