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Vocabulary is important. Why? Vocabulary knowledge is significantly related to reading comprehension, decoding, spelling, and school achievement. Most vocabulary is learned incidentally rather than through targeted instruction. Therefore teachers should provide lots of talk in the classroom, provide opportunities for listening to stories/books read aloud, provide word games, and model a curiosity about words. Effective instruction provides exposure to different meanings of words, helps students link new and familiar meanings of words, provides illustrations of word usage in natural contexts, b ... More