Bridge of Vocabulary : Evidence-Based Activities for Academic Success

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The Bridge of Vocabulary is unique and easy to use. It contains 101 vocabulary instruction, enrichment & intervention activities in print form, with an additional 300 guided practice activites & independent practice worksheets on attached CD-ROM. Student sheets, picture cards & word cards provided on CD-ROM give students visual reinforcement for words learned. Level of activities ranges from preschool-high school/young adult, as indicated on purple tabs at edge of each activity pg. Preschoolers interact with pictures to learn early vocabulary concepts such as categorization & classification; elementary students complete both oral & written activities; older students experience abstract vocabulary concepts thru guided discourse & verbal interaction. Materials were designed for simulataneous use by general education classroom teachers & special educators, primarily speech-language pathologists. Each activity contains an Evidence Base statement, a short statement indicating how research i

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This sophisticated tool enables you to meet guidelines set by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA)--which require that teachers and specialists use evidence-based teaching practices to ensure their students receive high-quality instruction and intervention. Brief, focused, and flexible, The Bridge of Vocabulary is ideally suited for all three tiers of the RtI model.

Useful with a variety of student populations

The Bridge of Vocabulary is designed to supply educators with the resources they need to create linguistic environments that will allow all students to succeed as listeners, speakers, readers, and writers. The program can be used with:

ELL students Students with language and learning disabilities Students with complex communication disabilities Typical elementary and secondary students, including low and high achievers

Comprehensive content

About 100 activities across five age ranges (preschool, lower elementary, upper elementary, middle school/junior high, high school/adult) are printed in the book. The CD offers these activities and many more, including guided practice, independent practice, word cards, and pictures cards. Both the book and the CD provide a table of contents for faster searching.

This valuable resource targets a full range of vocabulary skills and concepts, including:

Listening, speaking, reading, and writing Language processing of nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions Antonyms and synonyms Categorization Word parts (prefixes, suffixes, and roots) Rhyming Compounds Onomatopoeia Meaning and usage Storytelling Word play

About the Author:

Judy K. Montgomery, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Professor, Special Education and Literacy, School of Education, Chapman University. Judy has over two decades of experience as a speech language pathologist, school prinicipal, and director of special education in public schools in California. She was the president of ASHA in 1995, and the president of the CEC Division of Communication Disorders and Deafness in 2004- 2005. Her current work and publications focus on assessment and practical intervention in reading and language.

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