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Vocabulary Development


Watch the coaching session above to gain ideas for planning and implementing high-quality literacy activities in vocabulary development.

A reader’s level of vocabulary is the best predictor of ability to understand text (Anderson & Freebody, 1981; Davis, 1944). Therefore, developing the vocabulary knowledge of students is critically important to improving their literacy skills. Activities focused on improving vocabulary knowledge will have a direct impact on word recognition, fluency and comprehension. 

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