Research-Based Strategies and Model Lessons for Using Fiction and Nonfiction Books to Build Children’s Vocabulary and Improve Their Reading, Writing, and Speaking Skills
By Karen J. Kindle
Veteran teacher Karen Kindle offers practical strategies for effectively building children’s vocabulary. She shows teachers how to select robust words from read alouds and infuse them into classroom talk throughout day. She offers engaging word-learning strategies, along with dozens of activities that provide meaningful practice with target words. Multiple exposures and repeated use help students master the words they need—setting them up for reading success. Includes 15 fiction and nonfiction units built around popular books, complete with lessons and infusion activities!
How Do I Start With Infusion?
Creating a rich language environment in your classroom is not difficult, but it is not automatic. Infusion initially requires conscious effort and attention, but you will quickly find that it becomes a habitual way of teaching and talking to your students. Once you begin looking for ways to infuse vocabulary into your daily routines, you will be amazed at the endless opportunities!