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Vocabulary instruction

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Welcome (or welcome back) to another installment of my series on teaching vocabulary to gifted students. In previous posts, I wrote about steps to take before staring vocabulary instruction, including assessing what students already know using a quick and easy self-ratings scale. Next, I wrote about strategies for introducing new words and putting a gifted twist on vocabulary instruction. The whole reason I started researching best practices in vocabulary started when I realized a few…

Vocabulary Activities

Are you required to teach a list of vocabulary words each week? Check out this list of vocabulary activities for little to help teach students to read!

Acquiring vocabulary with a "weekly words" program that uses kids books and an interactive vocabulary notebook.

Words are not just words. They are the nexus—the interface—between communication and thought. When we read, it is through words that we build, refine, and modify our knowledge. What makes vocabulary valuable and important is not the words themselves so much as the understandings they afford. –Marilyn Jager Adams A couple of years ago, ... Read more

FREE Vocabulary Builder Flip-book when you sign up for my newsletter! Excellent reference for the most common prefixes, roots, and suffixes!

FREE Vocabulary Builder Flip-book when you sign up for my newsletter! Excellent reference for the most common prefixes, roots, and suffixes!

Wish teaching vocabulary could be more creative and fulfilling? Try these ten strategies to make studying vocabulary more engaging and the words more memorable.

Vocabulary is something that's often added to English classes as a bit of an afterthought. Something to get done randomly, in between all the other work. Alongside the lessons on grammar, literature, writing, speaking, debate,