January 28, 2020

Bad with Names: Why Proper Names Deserve Instructional Attention

Alia Pugh and Elfrieda H. Hiebert

Rare words typically make up only 5% or less of the total words in texts, but it’s often these words that get students anxious about reading.


January 21, 2020

A Whole New World of Vocabulary Instruction

Elfrieda H. Hiebert and Alia Pugh

Words are not only a means of communicating, but a foundation of learning.


January 15, 2020

Not All Rare Words Are Sesquipedalian!

Alia Pugh and Elfrieda H. Hiebert

A small part of the English vocabulary accounts for the majority of the words in the texts students read across the grades – but some of the words may surprise you.