What is robust vocabulary?
Text Talk instruction focuses on robust words. Each word was chosen because it:
Text Talk words help teachers make the most of limited instructional time by focusing on useful words that give children a healthy vocabulary in the early grades
- Represents a familiar concept. For example, while students may not know “ bicker ,” they already know “ fight .”
- Will appear later in text or standardized tests. Students are likely to encounter words like “ forlorn ” and “ misconception ” in chapter books and on standardized tests starting in 3rd and 4th grades.