To improve reading, a few key words

(WNYC) The greatest indicator of reading comprehension is vocabulary, yet most teachers don’t pay enough attention to vocabulary. Students who don’t have a broad vocabulary are less likely to read on their own, and things only get worse as they get older. Academic language increases in middle school, with words like “objective,” “subjective,” “predict,” “compare and contrast,” and “justify.” If students are missing these mid-level words, or don’t understand them in context (especially on test questions), they are going to fall behind. Read More

Publication:      WNYC
Author:             Beth Fertig
Publish Date:   2.2.2016