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Children throughout their lives develop four kinds of vocabulary: listening vocabulary, speaking vocabulary, reading vocabulary and writing vocabulary.


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workshop, but the planning is worth the effort. Writing workshops are a time-tested approach to increase student engagement with texts and increase writing skill.


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William Kerns is an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. Prior to entering higher education, William worked as an English teacher as

well as a reading teacher and reading specialist. His university teaching specialties are in the areas of English language art and literacy.

Amanda McCaleb is a Literacy Intervention Specialist with Springfield Public Schools. She is also a Ph.D.-Candidate in Reading at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock