The Red Zone
First off, thank you for working on the vocabulary with your children. We send out a list of 100 words each month for grades 9 - 12 and we distribute 40 words each month for 7th and 8th grades. We take the time to do this because studies have found that students need to know 80,000 words in order to be college and career ready. While we typically associate this with the college readiness, it is just as important for those who are going into the work force. If our students cannot read the manuals required, then the employers cannot hire them. This is because they cannot ensure them. We do not want this to happen to our students. If we are going to improve, we cannot do it without your support. Studies have revealed that when a child hears the word, he or she is more likely to make a connection to that word. As a result, your assistance is critical.