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Vocabulary

Vocabulary refers to the words children must know to communicate effectively. In school terms, it can be described as oral vocabulary or reading vocabulary. Find out more about effective vocabulary instruction, the relationship between vocabulary and comprehension, and practical ways that parents can introduce new, exciting words to their kids.

Refresh your vocabulary instruction! Try the Vocabulary module in our free, self-paced online course, Reading 101: A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing.

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"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark." — Victor Hugo, Les Miserables