By Christine Dugan. Research indicates that instruction in vocabulary positively affects reading comprehension and can increase a student's background knowledge, thereby providing more opportunities for learning new concepts. This compendium offers a variety of strategies for developing academic vocabulary. Each strategy featured has a detailed description of what the strategy is, when it is used, and how it is successful in building students' vocabulary. An accompanying CD-ROM contains resource pages, word lists, assessment pages, and parent letters. Appendixes. Illustrated. Shell Education. 189 pages. ©2010.
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