Importance

Children who have a well-developed vocabulary are likely to be better comprehenders. Once a word has become a part of a student’s vocabulary, he/she will no longer have to spend time decoding that word and instead focus their attention to comprehension. The more words a student understands in an entire text, the better he/she will comprehend that text. When a student takes the time to look up a word they don’t know the meaning of, instead of skipping over the word, the student is more likely to develop a deeper meaning about the text.