Reading comprehension speed dating
* * * * Vocabulary is responsible for 70% of reading comprehension problems in elementary schools.
(source: National Research Council study, 4th graders).
In other words, the teacher actively participates in the situation while conducting the research.
) adopting the wishful and wrongful thinking that if their students read enough, they’ll absorb the vocabulary that they need. The research is clear: Twelve to fourteen spaced multimodal encounters with words is the recipe for retention. Word practice can and should me amusing and engaging. I love the idea of classrooms full of students walking / dancing / slithering / marching / sauntering / sneaking and otherwise crossing the room.