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SPREAD THE WORD
This week’s shocking statistic:
Between grades 1 and 3, economically disadvantaged students typically learn 2 words a day, while middle-class students learn 8 words a day.
The exponentially widening word gap starts from birth. Use your words to fight inequality: www.wordrebel.org
WORDS HAVE POWER
Words to live by:
“Mind is the creator of everything. You should therefore guide it to create only good. If you cling to a certain thought with dynamic will power, it finally assumes a tangible outward form. When you are able to employ your will for constructive purposes, you become the controller of your destiny.”
Paramahansa Yogananda, 1853 – 1952
WORD OF THE WEEK
Don’t forget to build your own vocabulary:
NEMOPHILIST: A haunter of the woods. One who loves the forest and its beauty and solitude.
Word Rebel is excited to now be partnered with 38 day cares serving over 3,000 children in East New York, Harlem, Brooklyn and the Bronx!
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BUILD VOCABULARY: Constantly self-narrate: Share as many words as possible by telling stories about the past, what you did at work, what you read or saw on TV. Describe what you are doing, what the child is doing, what you see around you, and what you plan to do.
TEACH ONE THOUSAND WORDS because preschoolers who know 1,000 words are on track for long-term success: BOTH, BRING, BUT, BY, BUY, BECAUSE, BEEN, BEFORE, BEGAN
READ FOR A PURPOSE: Ask the questions (common-core aligned) teachers will ask, “How does the main character feel at the beginning, middle and end of the book? How do you know their feelings? Why do their feelings change?”