Parenting/Education

A great way to help your children to expand their vocabulary

October 3, 2018

Why is vocabulary instruction so important? This quote from an article by Joan Sedita says it best: “Vocabulary knowledge is important because it encompasses all the words we must know to access our background knowledge, express our ideas and communicate effectively, and learn about new concepts. “Vocabulary is the glue that holds stories, ideas and…

The 3 Keys to Comprehension: how to improve your children’s reading skills

September 28, 2018

How to help your kids to improve their reading skills Skillful reading is the key to excellence in all areas of school and life. Skillful readers use their knowledge of words, sentence structure, and specific subject areas to comprehend complex texts. To fully comprehend complex texts, students need an expansive vocabulary, an analytical understanding of…