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Learning Words Inside and Out, Grades 1-6

Vocabulary Instruction That Boosts Achievement in All Subject Areas

By Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher
Foreword by Donna Ogle

Let Douglas and Nancy show you how to embed powerful vocabulary instruction into your teaching, giving students the multiple encounters they need to know a word’s meaning forever.

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Nancy Frey and Doug Fisher have given all elementary teachers a real gift with this guide to teaching and learning subject-area vocabulary.… What they have created is an inviting and persuasive guide for elementary teachers to follow in restructuring their subject-area instruction to include meaningful attention to vocabulary.
—Donna Ogle
Author of Reading Comprehension: Strategies for Independent Learners
During nonfiction read-aloud, the unfamiliar word manufacture comes up. Your unit on the solar system includes difficult new terms. In math time, kids need to know what an addend is. Learning Words Inside & Out helps you use moments like these to make word learning a part of all your lessons and to connect students to new vocabulary.
Learning Words Inside & Out shows you how to embed powerful vocabulary instruction into your teaching. Throughout your teaching day, you’ll give students the multiple encounters they need to know a word’s meaning forever. With Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher’s strategies, you’ll:
  • Make it intentional—Select words for instruction that are worth precious classroom time
  • Make it transparent—Give students word-solving strategies by modeling your thinking during read-aloud
  • Make it useable—Provide oral and written practice through authentic peer activities
  • Make it personal—Help words stick through well-designed independent activities
  • Make it a priority—Create a schoolwide focus on word learning.
Frey and Fisher also call out specific ways to support English learners and struggling readers. Their numerous examples of classroom language model many types of effective teacher-student interaction. Best of all, an accompanying study guide will help you get the most from Frey and Fisher’s strategies—a helpful resource for individuals or teacher study groups.
Help your students develop a passion for words and give them the subject-area vocabulary they need for success. Read Learning Words Inside ;& Out and connect kids with words by making word learning part of everything you do.

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