|Vocabulary Resources |
|A Focus on Vocabulary (Lehr, Osborn & Hiebert, PREL, 2004)|
This is a GREAT 44 page pdf from PREL (Pacific Resources for Education & Learning).
|Reading Comprehension Requires Knowledge--of Words and the World (Hirsch, AFT, Spring 2003)
If you don't understand the words, you cannot comprehend. This is a must read!
|Dictionaries - Longman|
What dictionaries students use is very important. I'm a BIG fan of Longman dictionaries.
|Reading Rockets Webcast: From Babbling to Books
This is a 60 minute webcast about important information all parents should know. A PowerPoint summary is below the video screen. Check this out!
|Dictionaries - Collins CoBuild|
What dictionaries students use is very important. I'm a fan of Collins CoBuild Dictionaries.
|Save the Words
A fun site that promotes word consciousness. It allows users to adopt words that run the risk of being dropped from English.
|English Companion Ning: Teaching Vocabulary|
If you are looking for a teacher forum on vocabulary, this is a great group to join. (It's free!)
|Teaching Content is Teaching Reading (Willingham, New America Foundation, 2009)
A short article and a must-see video that demonstrates the importance of background knowledge to comprehension.
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|The Early Catastrophe: The 30 Million Word Gap by Age 3 (Hart & Risley, AFT, 2003)
In my opinion, this is the KEY to the achievement gap. It is a MUST READ!
This site has free lessons for a root a week, SAT words, word lists from popular readings & much more.
|The Everyday Experience of American Babies: Discoveries and Implications (Risley & Hart, 2006)
This 5 pg. pdf discusses 7 surprising discoveries from the very important study, "Meaningful Differences." It is a great read!
|TWRCtank's YouTube Vocabulary & Language Playlist
This is my collection of YouTube videos that focus on vocabulary & language. (After clicking on the link, look on the right hand side of YouTube to see all the videos in the playlist.)
|Toddling Toward Reading with Reba McEntire (Reach Out and Read)
This is a great 7 1/2 minute video about the importance of reading aloud and talking with children.
In the study room, you can learn SAT, GRE, or ACT words by watching videos, using flash cards, & taking quizzes. Amazing site!
|Vocabulary Concepts & Research via the University of Oregon's Center on Teaching & Learning
This site has a wealth of info on reading. This particular page has great charts of important vocabulary research.
|Vocabulary Games from PBS Kids
64 vocabulary games from which to choose. Primary grade focus.
This has tons of vocabulary games for K-12 students (e.g. analogy, syllable, contraction, prefix/suffix, idioms, foreign language, etc.
|Vocabulogic: Bridging the Verbal Divide
This is a phenomenal blog written and commented on by leaders in the field of literacy. See the vocabulary resources they list at the bottom of their site.
|What Reading Does for the Mind (Cunningham & Stanovich, AFT, Spring/Summer 1998)
This article really influenced my thoughts on teaching reading. It has some of my favorite charts, too. Excellent read!
|Word Girl (PBS Kids)
This is the website for the award-winning PBS show that helps kids improve their vocabulary. I'm a fan!