Posts Tagged ‘vocabulary’

Ask Reading Kingdom: Does a broader vocabulary allow you to think faster?

Marc (high school student asks): Does a broader vocabulary allow you to think faster? Dr. Marion Blank answers: Often language and thinking are seen as almost synonymous terms with some people believing that it is impossible to think without language. That is far from the case. Thinking exists in many domains—not all of which involve language. For example, many visual-spatial…

What Is My Child’s Reading Level? Part III: The Role of Vocabulary

People often think that IQ and reading are closely intertwined. So when a child easily learns to read, it is seen as a sign of high intelligence. Conversely, when a child has difficulty learning to read, it is often interpreted as a sign of questionable intelligence. In reality, those ideas are far from accurate. There tends to be little, if…