Vocabulary is responsible for 70% of reading comprehension problems in elementary schools. And while the research is clear on what most students require to build vocabulary (12 spaced multimodal encounters with a word), many schools ignore the research and reading scores suffer.
One of the brightest trends that I see in education today is a broad nationwide move to have students own their learning and to adopt a growth mindset. I’m particularly encouraged to see that this is a distinct trend in elementary schools. In
Everyone would like it if students took more “ownership” of their learning. Students would like it, and so would parents and teachers. VocabularySpellingCity makes it easy to give students more accountability for their own learning. Once they’ve chosen a book
The lack of vocabulary accounted for 70% of reading comprehension problems in a group of 4th graders, according to the National Research Council. Is your elementary school satisfied with your students’ reading comprehension? Most elementary schools are not. I’m writing to
Here are some of the best learning hacks we’ve added to VocabularySpellingCity over the last few years. Enjoy, and may your students benefit. 1. Vocabulary and Writing. Students need both to build their vocabulary and to practice writing. A teacher in Davie,
SAMR: A Model for Assessing How Technology Affects Education Do you know the SAMR Model for assessing the impact of technology in the classroom? It’s a popular model and while it illuminates some points, I think it obscures some
VocabularySpellingCity provides several powerful flexible ways to support differentiated learning. Differentiated instruction means meeting students where they are and providing them appropriately difficult learning challenges. For VocabularySpellingCity, this means being able to provide customized lists, assignments, and activities to specific