Front-Loading Vocabulary Instruction

You've heard of "front-loading" when it comes to a washing machine, but did you know vocabulary can...


Iditarod Vocabulary Lesson with ICPro

The Iditarod is in full swing now and one teacher made good use of this current event using the...


Visuals and Vocabulary

Not knowing the meaning of a word while reading is a common occurrence in school particularly when...


"Twerking" Has Been Around for a While

Vocabulary instruction tends to be humdrum and predictable not only for students, but for teachers,...


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...