Volume 1, Edition 37 – Teaching Vocabulary through Word Walks

Welcome to this week’s edition of Best Practices Weekly. Today we’ll be discussing best practices for teaching vocabulary through the strategy of Word Walks.

Teaching vocabulary in the context of storybooks is an effective strategy, but doing so can often be too complicated, especially for younger students. In an article for The Reading Teacher, two professors discuss “Word Walks” as a way to provide impactful vocabulary instruction (ways to use this strategy for older students are also discussed).

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