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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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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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A Blended Approach to Word Learning and Vocabulary

Systematic vocabulary instruction must be an integral component of a K-12 instruction. The importance of a broad vocabulary simply cannot be underestimated - in learning and in life. A broad vocabulary positively influences fluency, comprehension, and supports learning to read and reading to … Read More.

Classroom Libraries

Blooms Taxonomy Meets the iPad in a 1:1 Classroom

So you've ventured into digital learning and may even be converting to a 1:1 classroom learning environment. You're not alone. Other educators have paved the path and have come up with - well - some pretty great ideas. Ideas that show how digital tools can support and enhance learning. I … Read More.

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10 “Lessons Learned” from Shifting to a 1:1 Classroom

A 1:1 classroom, as Terry Heick of Teachthought points out, provides a unique setting for increased access and learning opportunities. For example, each student has access to the world through the internet, and 1:1 devices also provide unique learning opportunities in the form of apps. Apps such … Read More.

Read aloud today

{Infographic} Raising a Reader

It's summer break and reading is on my mind. Children, teenagers, adults, dogs - we all need to slow down and read a (good) book(s). Reading aloud is one of the best ways to hook young readers. Even my teenagers still like to read together on occasion. Reading aloud builds vocabulary, fluency, … Read More.

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9 Definitions of Reading Comprehension

Comprehension - the heart and soul of reading. When I work with teacher teams, I sometimes ask them develop definitions of comprehension. In doing so, they think deeply about what it means to construct meaning and develop an understanding of text. I also think that having a working definition and … Read More.

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