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Does The “Word Gap” Really Exist?

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“Word Gap” is the term used to describe the difference in vocabulary development of low-income children and middle-and-high-income children during their pre-school years.

It’s always sounded a bit fishy to me (and to others), but a lot of high-profile names have put a lot of resources into trying to respond to it (and in some bizarre ways).

I’ve compiled both the supporting and skeptical resources over at The Best Resources For Learning About The “Word Gap”  at my other blog, Engaging Parents In School.

This week, a new study was unveiled that appears to blow the original study that supposedly found this gap out of the water.  Here are tweets and links related to it:

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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