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Vocabulary Word-a-Day is Up and Running

Susan Notes: The glitch is fixed and you can again access the word-a-day stories and activities.

Research shows that memorizing vocabulary lists is a very inefficient, dispiriting way to acquire vocabulary. What children need is to encounter interesting words in their reading. To that end, go to the url below is a word story for every day of the year, written for children's pleasure and enlightenment. Adults wanting more information about vocabulary development (and to offer support for this site) may want to take a look at The Great Word Catalogue: FUNdamental Activities for Building Vocabulary. The website was written to accompany the book.

If you order with the above link, The World of Opportunity (WOO) in Birmingham, Alabama benefits.

If you visit the Heinemann site, you can download a free sample.

In either case, you can enjoy a word story a day at the url below.

— Susan Ohanian
The Great Word Catalogue



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