Along with suggested resource pairings and discussion prompts, this guide also includes additional resources from ILA such as free-to-read journal articles.
Vocabulary instruction that provides a framework for the understanding of word structures and meanings when approaching unfamiliar words. *This video is excerpted from a full session.
Speaker(s): Elfrieda H. Hiebert
Vocabulary strategies for reaching all children that recognize their rich diversity of background knowledge and experiences. *This video is excerpted from a full session.
Speaker(s): Susan B. Neuman
Specific techniques that can be used to accelerate foundational skills instruction, particularly considering the effects of COVID-19, that are both engaging and effective. *This video is excerpted from a full session.
Speaker(s): Heidi Anne Mesmer
How early childhood educators can improve the quantity and quality of their vocabulary instruction when using a comprehensive vocabulary program that features routine shared book reading, direct vocabulary instruction, and supports for word consciousness.
Author(s): Tricia A. Zucker, Sonia Q. Cabell, and Danielle L. Pico
Ideas that extend beyond shared book reading that are active, engaging, meaningful, and can be easily adapted in any early childhood classroom.
Author(s): Allyson Strmiska Masters, Molly E. Scott, Charlotte A. Wright, Tamara Spiewak Toub, David K. Dickinson, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
The central role that content-focused instruction and conceptually rich discussions play in vocabulary development.
Author(s): Jocelyn Bonnes Bowne, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, and Catherine E. Snow
An exploration of the debate between stage theory and repertoire/alternative theories, including differences, common ground, and implications for spelling, word analysis, and vocabulary instruction.
Author(s): Shane Templeton
How explicit word-reading instruction, focused on syllabic and morphemic analyses of multisyllabic words, should be considered for improving older struggling readers’ word-reading skills.
Author(s): Alpana Bhattacharya
An interactive concept organizer that scaffolds student engagement in meaning-making discourse to develop background knowledge in vocabulary instruction.
Author(s): Sue C. Larson