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5 great reasons to read words OUT of context
October 11, 2013 No Comment

5 great reasons to read words OUT of context

The following guest post is written by Becky Spence of ...

give words as a gift: word conscious kids use wordle
June 4, 2013 2 comments

give words as a gift: word conscious kids use wordle

It’s that time of year again, when the fliers start ...

raising word conscious kids: a chat with Mando and Rosita of Sesame Street
May 16, 2013 1 comment

raising word conscious kids: a chat with Mando and Rosita of Sesame Street

I can’t stress enough the importance of raising word-conscious kids. ...

learning during read-alouds: oral language development
September 12, 2011 3 comments

learning during read-alouds: oral language development

Sometimes, simple is better.  Sometimes, more choices make us more ...

a word a day: getting the family involved
July 9, 2011 6 comments

a word a day: getting the family involved

Maddy, Owen, and Cora have loved the Word a Day ...

word a day: creating word conscious, word happy kids
June 27, 2011 23 comments

word a day: creating word conscious, word happy kids

Our very first day of the Smart Summer Challenge found ...

a game for practicing spelling, sight words, or letters: WORDO!
May 26, 2011 17 comments

a game for practicing spelling, sight words, or letters: WORDO!

With the end of the school year quickly approaching, we’re ...

learning during read-alouds: word consciousness
May 3, 2011 4 comments

learning during read-alouds: word consciousness

We shouldn’t try to fill every second of our children’s ...

creating word-conscious kids
July 28, 2010 1 comment

creating word-conscious kids

A portion of this article was originally posted by me ...

farm-full of rich vocabulary words
February 25, 2010 No Comment

farm-full of rich vocabulary words

I always cringe when I hear parents talking in baby ...