Kimberly has been an educator for 30 years, serving as a teacher, professor, literacy consultant, and currently as an Education Specialist at Solution Tree. Her interests include improving instructional effectiveness, the learning environment, and integrating technology in K-12 classrooms. Her new book with Angela Peery, Blended Vocabulary: Harnessing the Power of Digital Tools and Effective Instruction, is a must-have resource to build your understanding of how to integrate digital tools with research-based vocabulary strategies.
My coauthor @drangelapeery and I had the great opportunity to be interviewed about our new vocabulary book for the popular podcast Ten-Minute Teacher (#TMT) hosted by Vicki Davis, otherwise known as @coolcatteacher. Vicki began the conversation by asking, "Why this vocabulary book now?" What a … Read More.
Word walls offer a rich vocabulary resource for students and serve as a teaching a learning tool within the classroom. Word walls are an important component in a language-rich environment that fosters and supports word learning for every student. Language-rich environments encourage reading, … Read More.
February 20, 2017 By Kimberly
Valentine's Day is remembered for lots of reasons - chocolates, cards, and most notably to remember a special someone or people in our life. This year, Valentine's Day was particularly special for me because a labor of love was delivered to my doorstep in a plain, brown box. Hot off the press, my … Read More.
November 29, 2016 By Kimberly
This post was expertly written by my coauthor, Angela Peery, and originally appeared on her blog. She's active on Twitter - follow her @drangelapeery. Picture a classroom full of youngsters. They could be darling, chubby-cheeked kindergartners or swaggering, confident high school … Read More.
May 13, 2016 By Kimberly
I'm so excited about our new blended vocabulary book that will be published this summer by Solution Tree Press (@SolutionTree). It's been a long time coming after years of working with schools and districts to strengthen their vocabulary instruction and independent word learning. My co-author, Dr. … Read More.