Increase vocabulary flexibility! Students learn to use a myriad of multiple-meaning words in a variety of contexts.
- Increase flexibility in vocabulary and thinking
- Understand and use multiple meanings for words
- Understand puns and their use in humor
Written in the successful format of the Spotlight series, the book has:
- age-appropriate, curricular vocabulary
- gradual progression in difficulty to build student success
- light demands for spelling and writing
- a pretest/posttest
One-page lessons in a variety of interesting formats, teach students:
- multiple-meaning words can be the same or different parts of speech
- to match different meanings with the same word
- to identify and use multiple-meaning words
- to identify possible meanings of a message
You may purchase Spotlight on Vocabulary Level 2 Multiple-Meaning Words individually or as part of the 6-book Spotlight on Vocabulary Level 2 set. The 6-book set consists of:
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- In a longitudinal study of children from grade 1 through grade 6, the best predictor of reading comprehension was vocabulary knowledge, more so than decoding skills or listening comprehension (Verhoeven & Van Leeuwe, 2008).
- A systematic approach to teaching vocabulary, including direct and indirect instruction, teaches students that vocabulary is important for learning language and reading (Beck, McKeown, & Kucan, 2002).
- In recent research, Fisher and Blachowicz (2005) found semantic connections among words, including instruction on synonyms, antonyms, and word classes, beneficial for significant gains in vocabulary development among struggling elementary readers and English-language-learners.
- Vocabulary instruction is a cornerstone of reading comprehension. Repeated exposures to words expand students' vocabulary and improve scores on standardized tests (Stahl & Fairbanks, 1986).
Spotlight on Vocabulary Level 2 Multiple-Meaning Words incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.
Beck, I.L., McKeown, M.G., & Kucan, L. (2002). Bringing words to life: Robust vocabulary instruction. Solving problems in the teaching of literacy. New York: Guilford Press.
Fisher, P.J., & Blachowicz, C.L.Z. (2005). Vocabulary instruction in a remedial setting. Reading & Writing Quarterly, 21, 281-300.
Stahl, S.A., & Fairbanks, M.M. (1986). The effects of vocabulary instruction: A model-based meta-analysis. Review of Educational Research, 56, 71-110.
Verhoeven, L., & Van Leeuwe, J. (2008). Prediction of the developmental reading comprehension: A longitudinal study. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 22, 407-423.