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Word by Word

101 ways to inspire and engage students by building vocabulary, improving spelling, and enriching reading, writing, and learning

by (author) Larry Swartz

Publisher
Pembroke Publishers
Initial publish date
Jan 2019
Category
Professional Development, Language Arts
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781551383385
    Publish Date
    Jan 2019
    List Price
    $28.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781551389387
    Publish Date
    Jan 2019
    List Price
    $25.95

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Description

Discover key strategies for making words the core of classroom instruction and engagement. Literacy guru Larry Swartz offers novel ways to expand students’ interest in and facility with words and word power — day by day, word by word. This practical resource is designed to help students discover why words matter as they build vocabulary; gain confidence to spell new and difficult words; develop word recognition and process un-familiar words when reading; increase understanding of words in the content areas; inquire about word meanings and derivations; play with and celebrate words and language; and much more!

About the author

LARRY SWARTZ is an instructor in literacy as well as dramatic arts at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He has been an educator for over thirty-six years and is well known for his use of childrenâ??s literature to help young people grow as readers, writers, and citizens of the world. As a classroom teacher, consultant, author, and speaker, Larry has shared his enthusiasm and expertise with teachers, administrators, teacher-librarians, and parents throughout Canada, the United States, and Asia. He is the author of several teacher resource publications.

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Editorial Reviews

“An ode to words and a beautiful reminder of why we love them. It elegantly emphasizes how important words are to establishing essential reading and writing skills in the quest for deepening knowledge.”

Professionally Speaking

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