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Importance of Vocabulary Development

posted by pineconelearning 1 month ago
tags: Learning Education

Research shows that reading and writing are interconnected and interdependent, and that a child’s literacy development is dependent upon the integration of both. The Common Core State Standards further emphasize vocabulary knowledge, close reading, and text-based writing as ways to improve students’ reading comprehension and academic achievement.


  Vocabulary – an essential component of reading success  

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) emphasize the importance of vocabulary by making it one of the key components of the English Language Arts standards. A strong correlation exists between vocabulary development and one’s ability to read and write, and the National Reading Panel considers vocabulary one of the five essential skills in teaching children to read.

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Don’t bother me with writing – I just want to code!

posted by pineconelearning 4 months ago
tags: learning education

“I’m going to play games, write games, make really cool apps and make a lot of money. I can drop out of school like lots of guys do and still be rich!  Right?”

While most kids may not have quite articulated these thoughts – at least not out loud, some of this probably lingers in the minds of many students who would prefer not to learn parts of speech, where to place a comma, or how to compose a well–written letter or email. Coding camps abound and the app and game industries are exploding. The ability to text with acronyms (C U B4 10) and emoji’s may be seen as more relevant and immediate than dealing with a mis-placed modifier.  Not so fast…..

Here’s what some of the actual techies and their bosses have to say about communication skills

From Lisa Davis, CHRS CWPC who is Director of Agency Solutions:

“If you want to secure a career--any career--it is critical that you learn how to communicate verbally as well as in writing. This skill can only enhance your technical abilities. Grea

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