Mini Mouth is a new spelling game I’ve discovered (from the Happy Puzzle Company). Flip between 2-5 tiles, the first person to think of a word with the letters shown is the winner. I’ve also been making kids write down the word to work on their spellings.
I love Richard Scarry books!
This is a page from Best Bedtime Stories Ever. I’ve been using this book recently to help kids work on their question asking skills e.g.
What is the fox on the train doing?
What is the cat teacher doing?
Who is pushing something?
Comparing Estimates of Vocabulary Acquisition
Many estimates of vocabulary size exist, with variability being their one constant. The difficulties inherent in measuring vocabulary size have not stopped multiple researchers from coming up with their own numbers, some of which I’ve summarized below.
Despite the almost inevitable variation, the studies that support these estimates have told us some important things, such as…
- School age language acquisition occurs primarily through incidental experience more than formal teaching.
- Word learning shifts from concrete and functional to abstract and unusual. This shift occurs gradually from third grade through the high school years.
- Environment matters. Extreme environments extremely matter.
There are many more of these studies than even what I’ve listed, and while I’m not saying I’ve seen it happen, it is possible that people could cherry pick ones that most support the point trying to be made. Also, there is no consensus among anyone really, of what…
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