S8 E5: No perfect set of words: Building vocabulary, with Margaret McKeown

Science of Reading: The Podcast - A podcast by Amplify Education - Wednesdays


This episode’s guest is Margaret McKeown, Ph.D., a retired professor from the University of Pittsburgh, decades-long researcher, and former elementary school teacher. In it, Margaret and Susan address why vocabulary is so important, particularly for knowledge building; talk about the various elements of effective vocabulary instruction; discuss the key role of informal instruction in vocabulary building; and share best practices for assessing vocabulary. Listeners will come away from this epi...