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Vocabulary in a SNAP

This innovative resource provides more than 100 research-based mini-lessons that help teachers efficiently shape instruction, each taking less than 20 minutes.


  • Explore more than 100 short, memorable mini-lessons for vocabulary instruction that can be adapted to fit diverse curricula.
  • Obtain suggestions for scaffolding and accelerating each mini-lesson to meet students’ individual needs.
  • Target the most crucial root words, prefixes, and suffixes in the English language to best employ instructional time.
  • Find helpful resources for vocabulary instruction, such as websites and applications.
  • Peruse appendices that alphabetically list all the words featured in the mini-lessons and detail the research-based instructional strategies used.

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Chapter 1: Minilesson Management
Chapter 2: Supportive Strategies and Technology Tools
Chapter 3: Robust Roots A–K
Chapter 4: Robust Roots L–Z
Chapter 5: Powerful Prefixes
Chapter 6: Super Suffixes
Chapter 7: Testing Terms
Chapter 8: Varied Voice
Appendix: Index of All Vocabulary Words Appearing in the Book




Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8