Categorization for Vocabulary Storage

When we work with students, we ask them to identify items in categories, such as animals, as well...


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."...


Robust Vocabulary Instruction

In the last ten years there has been a lot of research into Vocabulary and here is what I've...


Geography Vocabulary with Google Earth

I was struggling to  help a student who was struggling to recall continent versus country versus...


Taking Vocabulary Instruction to the Next Level

I think we can all agree that vocabulary instruction needs to reach more students at a deeper...


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,...


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...