Once Upon a Time Vocabulary

When you hear those four magical words, "Once upon a time...," you are transported into a story's...


Nicaraguan Surprise

  I had the amazing blessing of going to Nicaragua for a mission trip two weeks ago. The land...


It's a Context Thing

Although using context clues to determine vocabulary meaning is not always effective (not all...


Drawing Attention to Vocabulary

What therapy tools could I not live without? My iPad is one, but even more basic than that is paper...


"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...


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...