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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
9781551383385 Paperback, Trade English General Trade EDUCATION / Professional Development Jan 23, 2019
$24.95 CAD
Active 8.38 x 10.88 x 0.39 in | 464 gr 168 pages Pembroke Publishers Pembroke
Celebrating the power of words to help children become literate, effective, and compelling communicators.

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!

Key Selling Points
  • Simple games that support word play, and use humor to enliven language instruction.
  • Timely exploration of how words and language change when texting and with social media.
  • Up-to-date booklists, both fiction and nonfiction, to support word play and language learning in all grade levels.
  • Reproducible classroom games and activities teachers can use immediately.
  • An academic committed to nurturing young readers, Larry Swartz has been named a Reading Champion by Scholastic, and has earned the Reading for the Love of It “Heart Award of Recognition”.

Larry Swartz is a literacy and drama instructor at OISE–University of Toronto. Larry has worked as a classroom teacher, a consultant, and a workshop presenter. He has worked with teachers throughout North America, and groups of teachers in China, New Zealand, and with Queen Noor’s Literacy Initiative in Jordan. Larry is committed to helping teachers use quality children’s literature to inspire kids to read and have fun with language. Larry resides in Toronto.

“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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