Help children build a robust vocabulary using the 50 playful, thematic poems in this collection! Chosen especially for the rich and descriptive words they contain, each poem includes an easy-to-follow, research-based instructional sequence that actively engages young learners in acquiring and using new words. This structured approach also supports children in developing strategies they can apply to new words they encounter. Suggestions for building background knowledge plus engaging ways to give children multiple exposures to words in different contexts also helps deepen word knowledge For use with Grades PreK-1.Biography:
Beth Sycamore, a Chicago-based freelance writer specializing in materials for children and teachers has been working in education for more than 20 years. She holds a Masters Degree in Teaching from National Louis College and completed post-graduate work at Teacher's College, Columbia University. As a teacher, Beth designed and implemented innovative early childhood curriculums in emergent literacy and mathematics and later developed and marketed a wide range of products for a variety of educational publishers. She has also conducted seminars on literacy learning, children's literature, and activity-based math programs throughout the U.S. This is her first book for Scholastic Teaching Resources.