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Tool Box Ideas Archive

Georgia Pathway has created content to share with its users that is supported by research called Tool Box Ideas. The development of content meets the standards defined as evidence-based strategies or practices:

"A body of evidence constitutes a collection of evidence from the research literature including (in de-scending order): (1) research studies with randomized experimental design or well-designed random-ized control studies; (2) controlled studies without randomization and quasi-experimental designs; (3) well-designed non-experimental studies (i.e. correlational studies and case studies); and (4) expert com-mittee report, consensus conference, and clinical experience of respected authorities. Due to the lack of rigorous research in the area of Deaf education, literature may include sources from other educational areas."

All Tool Box Ideas found in this archive can be found on the homepage of Georgia Pathway to Language and Literacy, where Tool Box Ideas rotate each time the website is loaded.


Vocabulary Development is Essential for Literacy

Students with Different Vocabulary Levels Respond Differently to Particular Teaching Strategies

Linguistic Interactions with Children are Strongly Related to Literacy Outcomes at all Age Levels

Children with Higher Vocabularies have Better Decoding Skills

Teaching Rare Words

Varied and Rich Word Use is Important During All Communications in the Classroom

Moving Words from the Receptive to the Expressive Lexicon Assists in Vocabulary Development Among Students

Reading Trade Books Aloud Encourages Vocabulary Development

Multiple Meanings

Targeting Vocabulary

Tiered System for Vocabulary Instruction

Vocabulary Development through Repeated Viewings of Sign Language Stories

Vocabulary Development through Word Walls

Dictionary Definitions vs. Student-Friendly Definitions

Children Can Learn 860 Words Per Year (That's 2 Words a Day!)

Tracking Student Progress

Fingerspelling Supports English Print