Teaching Vocabulary in all Classrooms
Keywords:vocabulary, prior knowledge, instructional ideas, word knowledge
The increased demand in word knowledge has far-reaching implications as limited word knowledge directly influences students' abilities to read and comprehend difficult textual content. Blachowicz's and Fisher's newest book, Teaching Vocabulary in All Classrooms, is a powerful resource for both preservice and inservice teachers to address the increasing demands in vocabulary across all content-area disciplines and all grade levels. Each chapter is smartly organized to offer readers a quick content overview with a brief evaluation activity to assess prior knowledge. Following this initial preparation, each chapter contains a strategy overview guide, connections to the Common Core, instructional ideas, and book club suggestions for professors to use in higher education.