Improving vocabulary instruction for young students is the topic of assistant professor of teacher education Tanya Wright’s recently published book, All About Words: Increasing Vocabulary in the Common Core Classroom, Pre K-2.
The work examines the divide between poor children and their privileged peers, through the lens of the Common Core State Standards in literacy. By offering reviews of key research and day-to-day classroom examples that demonstrate strategies in action, the text provides a strong resource for the professional development of early childhood educators.
The book is published by Teachers College Press. Wright’s co-author is Susan B. Neuman, who previously served as U.S. assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education, is currently a professor at the University of Michigan and New York University.