Teaching Vocabulary in all Classrooms


  • Dr. Christine A. Draper Georgia Southern University
  • Dr. Lina B. Soares Georgia Southern University




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.


Author Biographies

  • Dr. Christine A. Draper, Georgia Southern University

    Dr. Christine A. Draper ([email protected]) is an Associate Professor at Georgia Southern University. She has taught classes on the nature and needs of middle grades learners, young adolescent literature, and language arts methods for the middle grades teacher. She currently serves as the Partnership Coordinator and Teaching Performance Assessment Co-Coordinator. 

  • Dr. Lina B. Soares, Georgia Southern University

    Dr. Lina B. Soares ([email protected]) is an Associate professor in the Department of Teaching & Learning at Georgia Southern University. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate classes and serves on education specialist and doctoral committees. Dr. Soares has conducted numerous research presentations from international to state settings, focusing on effective pedagogical practices for content area teachers.

Teaching Vocabulary in all Classrooms






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How to Cite

Draper, C. A., & Soares, L. B. (2014). Teaching Vocabulary in all Classrooms . Georgia Journal of Literacy, 37(2), 37. https://doi.org/10.56887/galiteracy.62

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