Link to the Reading Rockets website
for information about teaching vocabulary.
Read this article
, The Vocabulary-Rich Classroom: Modeling Sophisticated Word Use to Promote Word Consciousness and Vocabulary Growth, for an explanation of what knowing a word really means and for teaching strategies to support children’s growth in knowing words. The article focuses on kindergarten.
The Reading Rockets website
has an extensive library that provides teachers with effective, research-based classroom strategies to help build and strengthen literacy skills in the following areas: print awareness, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing.