Word Voyage

An Adventure in Language

Eliza Kano-Bower

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Posted on May 16 , 2016 by Eliza Kano-Bower

My parents, (Generation X) spent hours and hours in primary school learning grammar. They learned all about subject-noun agreement, prepositional phrases, sentence structure, etc. That knowledge prepared them for college and the working world. Then, in the years between their schooling and mine,...

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Posted on Apr 26 , 2016 by Eliza Kano-Bower

When I was in Middle School I learned vocabulary by practicing with flashcards. It felt like a boring but necessary part of my education. Some years I also had workbooks, which offered a slightly cooler angle on the same thing: rote memorization. It was just accepted that vocabulary instruction was...

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Posted on Apr 01 , 2016 by Eliza Kano-Bower

Family Reunion is the first Word Voyage educational game! Its purpose is to reinforce the meanings of root words and root families in any given Word Voyage lesson. The task in the game is to match each word from the student's current lesson with the definition of a short word root. This task, which...

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