CORE's Vocabulary Handbook
CORE's Vocabulary Handbook

CORE's Vocabulary Handbook

Model Number: 978-1-55766-928-5
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Vocabulary Handbook

For all educators who are working to improve reading achievement, this handbook provides clear instructional approaches for successfully building students’ vocabulary knowledge—knowledge essential for strong reading comprehension.

Why You Need This Handbook:

With teacher-friendly sample lesson models, this book can be used to boost vocabulary instruction in any reading program. It focuses on the three critical components of exemplary vocabulary instruction: teaching specific words, teaching independent word-learning strategies, and promoting word consciousness.


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