Tag Archives: Shift 6

Vocabulary and Complex Texts

Dr. Freddy Hiebert, in a video webinar posted here, explains the importance of vocabulary in determining the complexity of text. Hiebert notes that ten percent of the words in text are considered complex with text, used to inform, having a … Continue reading

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Shift 6 Focus: Direct and Indirect Vocabulary Instruction

“Students who have a high vocabulary, tend to be very good comprehenders” begins a video on the value of vocabulary instruction by Dr. Nell Duke.  In the six-minute clip, several important strategies are suggested with evidence to support. They include … Continue reading

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Enough Vocabulary?

Are your kindergarteners working with enough vocabulary? Research by Wright and Neuman, and recently published in the Elementary School Journal, concludes that children are not. Specifically, most reading programs expose children to 2 words each week and it is recommended … Continue reading

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David Liben and Vocabulary Research

David Liben, from Student Achievement Partners, will be in Reno on August 20th and 21st working with Washoe educators around Common Core implementation. As we countdown to his arrival, the following article (here), on the CCSS vocabulary research base, may … Continue reading

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