Ready to Read in School: Vocabulary

This week, we're looking at another area that the National Reading Panel identified as being important for children learning how to read: Vocabulary.

Simply put, the more words you know, the much easier it is to read a wide variety of texts.

Online Dictionary for Learners

For a convenient, interesting, user-friendly online dictionary, try The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. You can type in a word and get clear, easy-to-understand definitions, variations on the word, and topic labels. You can click on topic labels to access the “Topic Dictionary.” Here, you will see a colorful list of words associated with a general topic.