Summer Learning: Author Ned Vizinni
Ned Vizinni is a truly awesome guy who not only writes books that get turned into movies, but writes plots that get turned into TV (he writes for the new Teenwolf series!).
I love the interesting comments Ned makes about using words and especially some of the words he uses-I definitely had to look them up myself!
I want to know: Do you learn words when you read books –and post-it note your favorites? How do you encourage kids to learn new words when they come across them in their reading?
Reading Literature/Informational Text Standard 4. Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text
Reading Literature/Informational Text Standard 10. Read and comprehend complex literary texts
Language Standard 3. Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts.
Language Standard 4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown words
Language Standard 5. Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meaning.
Language Standard 6. Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge
Related Author Interviews: