Language Skills Can Impact Social Skills

When children (and adults!) have persistent difficulty making social connections, or find social...


Mnemonics, Test-Taking Strategy

Last week, my fourth grade student, Gabe, needed help memorizing facts for his Iditarod Trail...


Once Upon a Time Vocabulary

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


Toddler Vocabulary Predicts Success

  Vocabulary is the best single indicator or intellectual ability and an accurate predictor of...


It's a Context Thing

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


"Twerking" Has Been Around for a While

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


Vocabulary Meaning Has a Dimmer Switch

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


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...


Activities to Support Vocabulary Development

Now that you have a great user-friendly vocabulary definition, how do you help your students...