Questions on vocabulary and helping students expand their vocabulary knowledge:

Q: My son often will read a word perfectly, yet, he doesn’t know what it means. What do I need to do? How can parents help their children expand their vocabulary knowledge? How can I help my students expand their vocabulary knowledge? Do you have suggestions for building vocabulary knowledge? How is vocabulary important to reading development?

Decoding a word correctly does not necessarily mean the child knows what the word means.  Vocabulary knowledge is critical to reading development. Parents and teachers can help students expand their vocabulary knowledge. An informative article on the importance of vocabulary to reading development and how to help your child or student expand their vocabulary knowledge is located at Expanding Vocabulary Knowledge: How to Help Your child or Student Expand Their Vocabulary Knowledge

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These questions were answered by Miscese Gagen a mother with a passion for teaching children to read proficiently by using effective methods. She is also a successful reading tutor and author of the reading instructional programs Right Track Reading Lessons and Back on the Right Track Reading Lessons. The purpose of this article is to empower parents and teachers with information on teaching children how to read. We CAN improve reading proficiency, one student at a time!  More information is located at ~  Copyright 2004-2013 Miscese R. Gagen