In a recent study in Reading Research Quarterly, we examine what features make words harder for adolescent learners. In this post, I show how teaching connections between words can help students master academic vocabulary.
Supporting Critical Thinking with Rich Academically Productive Talk in Middle and High Schools
The term critical thinking evokes images of the ancient town-squares of Athens or the salons of the Enlightenment. In our increasingly digital "town squares," we may have limited contact with those who hold opposing views from our own or even be oblivious to the existence of dive