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Vocabulogic went live in September, 2009.  Posts are listed below in chronological order, from first to last. Posts were written by Susan Ebbers, unless a guest author is included in parentheses after the title.  Thanks to everyone who made this compendium of ideas possible, and welcome to all our visitors!


  1. A Rationale For Developing Word Knowledge
  2. Connections Within and Across Words
  3. The Comeback of Words (Pearson)
  4. Cross-Linguistic Transfer 
  5. Seasonal Word Reasoning
  6. Invest in Vocabulary
  7. Context: Good News and Bad
  8. Vocabulary for Preschoolers: The Martha Speaks Program (Biemiller)
  9. Holiday Hodgepodge
  10. Metalinguistic Awareness: Alliteration
  11. Structured Word Inquiry: Critical Thinking (Bowers)
  12. Content Knowledge and Vocabulary
  13. Reading Fluency and Vocabulary (Hasbrouck)
  14. The English Language: Complex
  15. English: A Large Language
  16. Analogize This!
  17. Word Pairs
  18. Implications of a Prefix (Gibson)
  19. Morphemes: Structural Clues for Word Meaning (Henry)
  20. Phonemes and Morphemes for ALL (Filippini)
  21. Mindful Zen of Morphology
  22. Infer: Make Bricks with Straw
  23. Academic Families of Words
  24. Linguistic Blends, Word Play-Offs, Sweet Tooth Fairies
  25. Words from Mythology
  26. Poetry: The Power of Words
  27. Four-Ply Vocabulary Plan
  28. Connotations and Denotations 
  29. Building Oral Vocabulary in Primary-Grade Students with Very Small Oral Vocabularies (Graves)
  30. Meta-analysis of Morphological Intervention Studies (Bowers)
  31. Active Love for Libraries (Mancino)
  32. Preschool Language Intervention, Part 1 (Cavanaugh)
  33. Preschool Language Intervention, Part 2 (Cavanaugh)
  34. School Libraries: Resources for Engaged Reading (Goodin)
  35. Word Clouds, Key Concepts, & History
  36. Poll: Publication Feedback
  37. Previewing Vocabulary (Sedita)
  38. Helping Parents Become Strong Language & Literacy Partners (Berg)
  39. A Morphological Approach for English Language Learners (Eddy)
  40. Preschool: Where the Wild Words Are (Paulson)
  41. The Slippery Suffix -er
  42. Linguistics Video: Word Formation Processes
  43. Engaging Vocabulary & Morphology Activities (Mohler)
  44. The Morph in Morphology: How Form Facilitates Meaning (Bellomo)
  45. Processing Digital Text
  46. Treated to Language
  47. Multiple Meanings
  48. Google Ngrams
  49. Making the Most of Web 2.0 Tools to Support Students' Generative Vocabulary Learning (Castek)
  50. Word Games to Target the Five Language Components (Cavanaugh)
  51. Building Prior Knowledge of Concepts (Lord)
  52. Common SAT Errors and How to Avoid Them (Holt)
  53. Dialect, Slang, Jargon, Register: Implications for Instruction
  54. "Ask" Over the Ages: Past, Present, and Future
  55. Supporting Early Vocabulary Development Within an RTI Framework (Coyne)
  56. Selecting Words: An Important Consideration in Explicit Vocabulary Instruction (Fisher & Frey)
  57. Modeling Word Solving (Frey & Fisher)
  58. The Popular Prefix In- (Survey Results)
  59. How to Read Aloud to Children to Optimize Vocabulary Growth
  60. Five-Day Plan for Developing Breadth of Vocabulary via Storybook Reading
  61. Developing Language, Knowledge, and Vocabulary via Dialogic Reading Methods (Urbani)
  62. Making Words Stick: A Phonics-Plus Approach to Word Study
  63. More Than the Sum of Their Parts (Templeton)
  64. The Descriptive Suffix -ish
  65. Concept Sorts and Vocabulary Learning (Bear)
  66. Assimilated Prefixes: Im-mortalized in Stone
  67. A Model for Morphological Reasoning via Collegial Conversations (Bowers, Mohler, Reichstein)
  68. Clips: Clipping Sound, Keeping Sense, Solving Spelling
  69. Funny Books and Wordy Reads for Kids of All Ages
  70. The Two-Question Method of Word Reading Assessment: A Group Procedure for Use with Preliterate Children (Kearns & Biemiller)
  71. The Rise of New Media, The Fall of Printed Books
  72. Word Harvesting Using Authentic Literature as the Source for Vocabulary Learning (Rasinski)
  73. Two Brief Podcasts on Vocabulary Instruction
  74. The Power of Words
  75. Metalinguistic Awareness, Comprehension, and the Common Core State Standards
  76. Polysemous Prefixes, -over and -under
  77. Invaders of the English Language
  78. Vocabulary Development for English Language Learners (Cardenas-Hagan)
  79. What is Disciplinary Literacy and Why Aren't We Talking More About It? (Zygouris-Coe)
  80. Reading with Your Ears: Assistive Technology, 21st Century Skills, and Vocabulary (Filippini & Morey)
  81. Survey Question: Puzzling Plurals
  82. Puzzling Plurals and the "Potatoe" Incident
  83. Videos of Structured Word Inquiry (Bowers)
  84. Be Not *Dismighted
  85. The Underestimated Verb and Morphological Reasoning
  86. When the Word Does Not (appear to) Add Up
  87. Etymology Fun and a Survey Question
  88. Etymology and Morphology Standards (with Survey Responses)
  89. TED TALKS with Erin McKean: The Joy of Lexicography
  90. David Crystal's Little Book of Language
  91. TED TALKS with Mark Forsyth: On Politics and Word Meaning
  92. MCVIP – A Multi-Faceted, Comprehensive Vocabulary Instruction Program (Baumann, Manyak, Blachowicz, Graves, Arner, Bates, Cieply, Davis, Peterson, & Olejnik)
  93. Getting "in" to Prefixes
  94. Sequestration and the Complexity of Word Knowledge
  95. Mindful Zen of Morphology, Revisited
  96. Election Day, 2016!
  97. Meta Meta Meta
  98. The 90-Minute Challenge (Dare You!) by Carla Kessler