TITLE

Character trait vocabulary: A schoolwide approach

AUTHOR(S)
Manyak, Patrick
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Reading Teacher;Mar2007, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p574
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article describes the school-wide approach that was developed for an activity known as character trait vocabulary. This approach has two goals. First, to share an effective practical strategy for coordinated vocabulary instruction that could be added to existing reading program. Second, to encourage literacy educators to determine the school-wide potential of other vocabulary instruction strategies. A chart is presented that lists grade-level character traits. These traits were considered useful for students across the K-12 spectrum.
ACCESSION #
24286610

 

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