Learn from a certified Reading Specialist

Anitra Butler-Ngugi is a certified reading specialist with over 15 years of experience in teaching children and adolescents advanced vocabulary.

Specific Word Instruction

Rich and Robust Instruction of Words.

Word Learning Strategies

Instruction in Specific Word Learning and Sound Analysis.

Word Consciousness

Adept Diction and Knowledge of Word Origins

Our Most Popular Courses

Research shows that vocabulary instruction increases student achievement in literacy and language development. All of our courses focus on word analysis and specific vocabulary instruction.


Put your Child at the Head of the Class

If your child participates in the daily lessons, then they are guaranteed to improve their grades in school and their test performance.

Anitra Butler-Ngugi
Anitra Butler-Ngugi, Reading Specialist

There is a significant gap in the vocabulary knowledge among learners. According to Diamond and Gutlohn, this gap “is too often not closed” (2015, p. 8). 

Reference:

Diamond, L., & Gutlohn, L. (2015). Vocabulary handbook. Baltimore, Md: Brookes.

“Vocabulary is acquired incidentally through explicit instruction in specific words and word-learning strategies” (Diamond and Gutlohn, 2015, p. 3). The Word Conscious Classroom provides explicit instruction in word learning strategies and specific vocabulary words.

Reference:

Diamond, L., & Gutlohn, L. (2015). Vocabulary handbook. Baltimore, Md: Brookes.

Incidental Vocabulary Learning

  • Rich Oral Language Experiences
  • Wide Reading

Intentional Vocabulary Teaching

  • Specific Word Instruction
  • Word Learning Strategies

Word Consciousness

  • Adept Diction
  • Word Play
  • Word Origins

References:

Diamond, L., & Gutlohn, L. (2015). Vocabulary handbook. Baltimore, Md: Brookes.