February 2018

Episode 4: The Gift of Words

Students are taught to appreciate music and art, but are they also taught to appreciate words? According to Scott, Skobel, and Wells (2008) “Authors give us Gifts of Words, wonderfully composed phrases that capture the essence of what they want to say” (p. 8). In this podcast episode, you will

Episode 3: Conscious Control Over Language

“The development of conscious control over language use and the ability to negotiate the social and academic language of schooling are particularly important for students who do not generally fare well in schools” (Scott, et. al.; 2008, p. 9). In this episode, students will tell you what the teacher can

Episode 2: Just Ask the Students

Hear from two fifth grade girls on how they react to sophisticated words.

Episode 1: The Haves and the Have Nots

In our first episode, we will explore my story as a vocabulary have not. References: Rasinski, T. V., Padak, N., Newton, J. and Newton, E. (2011), The Latin–Greek Connection. Read Teach, 65: 133–141. doi:10.1002/TRTR.01015 https://www.timrasinski.com/presentations/article_latin-greek_connection_-_rt_tr_np_jn_en_2011.pdf

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