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Andrew Biemiller

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A graduate of Harvard College and Cornell University, Andrew Biemiller retired in 2004 after 36 years of teaching at the Institute of Child Study, University of Toronto. He led the teacher education program at the Institute for 15 years. Much of his research has involved language and reading, including studying children's miscues as they learn to read, the development of reading speed, and the effects of reading practice. He is the co-author, along with Donald Meichenbaum, on the book Nurturing Independent Learners. For the past 12 years, Andrew has studied the development and acquisition of vocabulary. He recently published Words Worth Teaching (SRA/McGraw-Hill), a book of 1600 words needed by primary grade students and upper-elementary students.

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Article: Teaching Vocabulary: Early, Direct, and Sequential by Andrew Biemiller (pdf, 480KB)

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