Frequently Asked Questions about Teaching Vocabulary

  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8

Francie Alexander, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer for Scholastic Education has taught at all levels, was district reading consultant for PreK through high school, and has authored professional articles for educations and 25 “books kids can read” for children. She is a member of the Scholastic Red Faculty. Francie has used her expertise to answer teacher's most frequently asked questions about vocabulary instruction.  

Question 1: Why is vocabulary so important? Listen

Question 2: What words do I teach? Listen

Question 3: How do I teach vocabulary? Listen

Question 4: How many words should my students know? Listen

Question 5: How do I select words to teach? Listen

  • Subjects:
    Vocabulary, Teacher Tips and Strategies
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