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Vocabulary Review

Building vocabulary is a critical part of learning to read. If a student doesn’t understand a word in the text, then s/he may misunderstand an entire section. Furthermore, if a student is not familiar with a word, then s/he may stumble on it, compromising fluency and reading accuracy.

The following videos demonstrate examples of how you can introduce and review vocabulary words with your student. Reading partners can also find many vocabulary resources in the reading center (ask your site coordinator to learn more).

Identifying Forever vs. Now Words

When reading with your student it is important to be able to distinguish “forever words” and “now words.” Here we will explain the difference between the two and show some examples of how to identify them while reading.

Implementing Vocabulary Review Strategies

Reading Partners’ Vocabulary Review Strategies chart shows six different strategies you can use to review and define vocabulary words with your student. Watch this video to see some of those strategies in action.

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