Un vocabulaire riche est la marque d'un étudiant bien équilibré. Nous ne sommes pas des haineux de dictionnaires, mais certains étudiants ont besoin d'un enseignement de vocabulaire explicite. Nous voulons que les enfants soient autonomes afin qu'ils puissent transférer efficacement leurs connaissances de vocabulaire à la lecture, à l'écriture, à la parole et à l'écoute.

We work with students with decreased vocabularies compared to peers, and we work with students who have word-finding difficulties. We use a variety of effective techniques in our vocabulary tutoring, with in-depth procedures, using listening, speaking, and written contexts to help vocabulary development. Before you know it, you won't even know what your child is saying, in a good way.

Several strategies include word mapping (graphic display of word/concept relationships), word substitution (teach new words related to word found in story etc.), semantic relationships, e.g. How are the words and related, discussion of words in a text, incorporating strategies students can use independently, expanding and deepening student's knowledge of word meanings, acting out meanings, focusing on word structure (root words and derivations), reflective pausing, imagery and gesture cueing, and mass practice.

Nous utilisons des méthodes d'enseignement explicites telles que la pré-révision des mots difficiles, l'exposition répétée au vocabulaire dans les text et les cartes de mots. Nous utilisons également des méthodes d'enseignement implicites en aidant les enfants à développer leurs compétences contextuelles pour maîtriser davantage le vocabulaire.



There is also a strong correlation between vocabulary and reading comprehension as both skills are necessary for reading success, but depend on each other. Word meanings make up a large part of comprehension, some scholars believe as high as 70 to 80%. In addition, students with large vocabularies do well across all areas of the curriculum and are able to absorb new concepts more easily important skills with the new common core curriculum.