Michael F. Graves is Professor of Literacy Education and Guy Bond Fellow in Reading in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota.
"Now that 'vocabulary' is included on the Nation's Report Card, teachers will want to know how to help students increase their word power. Graves' advice will be invaluable in what to do - and what not to do." - Robert Calfee, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Riverside "This book is an excellent resource for practitioners interested in developing a comprehensive program for building vocabulary in children. It is also of great value for researchers who wish to design and test vocabulary interventions." - Diane August, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Applied Linguistics "Michael Graves provides clear, practical, empirically grounded strategies and techniques for each component that K - 12 classroom teachers and reading specialists will find invaluable. This is a must-have professional resource for the desk of all literacy and subject-matter teachers." - James F. Baumann, University of Georgia"