Putting Definitions in Context

 Yes, context clues are generally not an effective way  for students to learn the meanings of...


Visual Memory and Vocabulary

The Dual Coding Theory, originally proposed by Paivio on 1971, has inspired debate and decades of...


Pruning Vocabulary

"One gradually learns the word’s denotations and connotations and its modes of use little by...


Strategies Proven to Help Students Learn Vocabulary

Dr. Hairrell et al. performed a systematic review of 24 current vocabulary research studies. Their...


Vocabulary Meaning Has a Dimmer Switch

How do we foster meaningful vocabulary skills in students? Deeper and broader understanding of...


Multiple Meaning Words

"What did one math book say to the science book? Boy, do I have problems!" There are few things...


Vocabulary Storage

When a student learns the meaning of a new word, the word must then be stored somewhere in the...


Getting to the Root of Word Meanings

"If you speak English, you know a little more than 100 languages." (Garg, 2011) Learning...


Vocabulary Discussion to Teach Word Meanings

     Educators and speech language pathologists are all too familiar with the...


Words and their Concepts

In order for students to effectively learn vocabulary, it is essential that they learn the...