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10 Do’s and Don’ts for Effective Vocabulary Instruction

10 Do’s and Don’ts for Effective Vocabulary Instruction

Effective vocabulary instruction should be a top priority for every teacher. Why? Because it makes a huge impact on learning and comprehension.

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About Kimberly Tyson

Kimberly TysonKimberly has been an educator for over 25 years. She actively seeks to improve instructional effectiveness, the learning environment, and integrating technology in K-12 classrooms. She currently serves as an education consultant and is completing No Tears for TIers, a must-have book about implementing Common Core vocabulary, which will be published by Solution Tree Press later this year.

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Last week Scholastic published the State of Kids & Reading ReportTM which provides a glimpse into the current state of young people and their practices around independent reading. They interviewed parents and kids about behavior surrounding reading for fun. In this post, I'll summarize some of … Read More.

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Digital Learning & Growing Vocabulary

Today is Digital Learning day sponsored by the Alliance for Excellent Education. I encourage you to check out the website for resources, interviews with educators, and highlights from school districts that are realizing success integrating digital tools to support learning across their schools and … Read More.


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For Read Across America day, teachers Jamie Corso and Colleen O'Neil at Ocean Avenue Elementary School, Middletown, NJ, created a music video spoof to promote reading. The entire staff got in on the fun. And, students benefited by receiving 20 books to take home and read independently. Great … Read More.


Global Read Aloud Day | Resources for Read Alouds

Today is Global Read Aloud Day. A day to celebrate the joy of reading aloud. Today, I charge you with encouraging others - students, teachers, friends, neighbors, partners, and family members - to read aloud. Read aloud to children, partners, pets - hear and celebrate language of all sorts. Since … Read More.


100+ Reasons to Read Today

A few months ago, I posted a blog featuring the many (countless) reasons to read. Kelly Muldoon, a teacher, recently forwarded me pictures of several bulletin boards she created featuring both reasons to read (from the blog post) and accompanying book jackets to help inspire students to read. Great … Read More.

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