Category: Vocabulary

Part 5: Independent Reading—The Foundation of Vocabulary Instruction

Part 5 of The Independent Reading Series
(Originally posted on October 6, 2015.)

How is it possible that something as simple as independent reading can provide such rich results for students? In education, we often try to make answers to problems too complex.

How have people been learning new vocabulary for centuries? Through reading and academic conversations. Young children develop early vocabulary by listening to adults and other children talk and by engaging in talk with their peers and adults. They also learn […]

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