The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

January 20, 2017
by Evan-Moor
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3 Simple Activities to Increase Your Child’s Vocabulary

Reading Aloud Reading aloud to your child is one of the simplest ways to help expand his or her vocabulary. Authors include word choices that aren’t used in everyday conversations. When children read alone, they are often left on their … Continue reading

October 8, 2015
by Evan-Moor
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Academic Vocabulary: Giving Students an Academic Edge

“Vocabulary knowledge is one of the most reliable predictors of academic success.” (Daily Academic Vocabulary, page 4)   Knowing academic vocabulary is essential for students to understand concepts across content areas; it is also a focus of the Common Core State … Continue reading