Fostering Independent Vocabulary Skills

  We all have a lot of tools in our vocabulary tool boxes as teachers and speech language...


Top 5 Reasons Why Vocabulary Matters

There has been a big push the last 10-15 years to improve a student's vocabulary skills, but do...


Students Creating Definitions

How do you define a word so that others understand? Students are expected to know how to do this,...


Think-Alouds in Vocabulary Instruction

It's not a new term, but it was new to me - Think-Alouds. It's just like it sounds - "think aloud."...


Previewing Texts for Reading Comprehension

Students in my private practice walk through the door with newly assigned literature texts every...


Focus on Word Endings!

I recently worked with a Junior in high school who had failed two recent vocabulary quizzes using...


Aha! Moment at ASHA15

The American Speech Language Hearing Association's (ASHA) annual conference in Denver was...