Build Incidental Vocabularies

Build Incidental Vocabularies

Focusing on core vocabulary is essential for student success. But the Common Core State Standards also outline expectations for addressing the unknown words students may “bump into” when reading (see CCR.L.4). I refer to this kind of vocabulary instruction...
Visualize within Listening Stations

Visualize within Listening Stations

When targeting visualization, have students show you their thinking by drawing their mental pictures. After teaching and modeling the skill, then guide students through it in small groups, and then let them practice visualization within a listening station. The...
Develop Reading Vocabulary

Develop Reading Vocabulary

Speaking of books–educational researcher Michael Clay Thompson studied more than 35,000 passages from more than 130 English and American literature classics over the last 10 years. He has identified the top 100 words that appear with the greatest frequency in...