Don’t let a day go by without using your words to fight inequality. It’s easier than you think. Use the tips and resources below to increase your child’s vocabulary to close the achievement gap BEFORE it starts.
SPREAD THE WORD
This week’s shocking statistic:
While de jure (by right/law) segregation was outlawed in 1969, de facto (in fact/reality) segregation persists in most schools. Only 20% of total school districts across the metro area are considered diverse.
Use your words to fight inequality:
WORD OF THE WEEK
Don’t forget to build your own vocabulary:
Epicaricacy: Taking pleasure in other people’s pain.
WORDS HAVE POWER
Quote’s to live by:
“Mind is the master-power that moulds and makes, and man is Mind, and ever more he takes the tool of thought, and shaping what he wills, brings forth a thousand joys, or a thousand ills. He thinks in secret and it comes to pass; Environment is but his looking-glass.” James Allen, 1864 – 1912
Thanks to the inspiring commitment of Word Rebel parents, we now have over 100 parents participating in our longitudinal study to track long-term reading habits and vocabulary growth. Thanks to their efforts, we can continue to measure and improve our outreach and services.
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BUILD VOCABULARY: Make a game out of teaching your child new words. Make up your own words for common experiences. Then challenge them to look up real words to better describe their emotions and experiences with specific adjectives and verbs. Challenge them to use these words in a sentence.