Vocabulary knowledge is the single best indicator of students’ reading ability and comprehension, and therefore, one of the best predictors of their success in school. This much-awaited book will help you build a solid content area vocabulary foundation with students as it gives you the tools to assess your students’ knowledge to determine where instruction should begin. Shane Templeton, Donald Bear, Marcia Invernizzi and Francine Johnston provide you with the hands-on activities that will keep students’ interest as they develop their vocabulary knowledge. Written for preservice and experienced teachers at the intermediate, middle, and secondary levels, Vocabulary Their Wayis a resource that presents the essential knowledge and strategies needed for developing students’ vocabulary through the exploration of the meanings and the structure of words. How is the book organized? Part I gives you the foundational understanding of learning and teaching vocabulary. Part II covers instruction and assessment, providing strategies and activities, and the tools to examine content area vocabulary development. The Appendixes feature word sorts, sample lessons for middle and secondary grades, and games and activities to take directly to the classroom. Responses from the field& I love this book. Write some more! Joseph W. Guenther, University of Wisconsin, Platteville Each strategy is described in detail, weaving research with examples from classrooms. I believe teachers can easily find new ideas for teaching content vocabulary, and understand when each strategy is most effective. I am especially impressed with the examples. Cathy Blanchfield, California State University Fresno The text is well organized, theoretically sound, and the strategies are practical and effective. Excellent strategies for addressing the word-specific challenges for English learners. Excellent ideas and activities. Jackie Glasgow, Ohio University Meet the Authors Shane Templetonis Foundation Professor of Literacy Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. A former classroom teacher at the primary and secondary levels, he researches the development of orthographic and vocabulary knowledge. Donald R. Bearis Director of the E.L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy at the University of Nevada, Reno, assessing and teaching students who experience difficulties learning to read and write. Marcia Invernizziis Director of the McGuffey Reading Center at the University of Virginia, exploring developmental universals in non-English orthographies. Marcia works with children experiencing difficulties learning to read and write in intervention programs such as Virginia’s Early Intervention Reading Initiative and Book Buddies. Francine Johnstonis Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she teaches reading, language arts, and children’s literature.Templeton, Shane R. is the author of 'Vocabulary Their Way: Word Study with Middle and Secondary Students' with ISBN 9780131555358 and ISBN 0131555359.