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Education News Archive - November 25, 2007

By Vadasy, Patricia F Sanders, Elizabeth A; Tudor, Sarah Abstract A total of 46 children in Grades 2 and 3 with low word- level skills were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 groups that received supplemental phonics-based reading instruction.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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