10 new words per day

How do children learn words?
The psychologist Paul Bloom estimates that 17-year-olds know 60,000 actual words. Looking backwards at what they have achieved, this means that, ignoring the first year of life, they have learnt 3,750 words a year or about ten a day.

Language Development
We acquire the use of 10 new words per day (on average) between ages 2 and 18
slide # 48
in: Exploring Psychology, 9e
David G Myers
Worth Publishers; 9th edition (November 2, 2012)

The average student learns about 3,000 words per year in the early school years — that’s 8 words per day (Baumann & Kameenui, 1991; Beck & McKeown, 1991; Graves, 1986)

Baumann, J.F. and Kameenui, E.J. (1991). Research on vocabulary instruction: Ode To Voltaire. In J. Flood, J.J. Lapp, and J.R. Squire (Eds.), Handbook of research On teaching the English language arts (pp. 604-632). New York: MacMillan.

Beck, I.L. and McKeown, M.G. (1991). Social studies texts are hard to understand: Mediating some of the difficulties. Language Arts, 68, 482-490.

Graves, M.F. (1986). Vocabulary learning and instruction. In E.Z. Rothkopf (Ed.), Review of Research in Education, 13, 49-89.

Children can learn 860 words per year (That’s 2 words a day!)

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Effective Instructional Strategies Series
Teaching Vocabulary Explicitly
By Susan Hanson and Jennifer F.M. Padua
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning
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Dec 17, 2010


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By year 1, children are capable of understaing up to approx 20000 words
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Learning words:
6 yrs 15,000 words
As many as 8 new words per day


The Guardian, 12 August 1986, cited in David Crystal, The English Language, 2002, p46
vocabulary growth

No-Kill Shelters

No-Kill Shelters Save Millions Of Unwanted Pets — But Not All Of Them
December 31, 2014

shelters are allowed to euthanize a percentage of their animals and still keep the no-kill designation.

Paws 4 You, like most pet rescue groups, operates a no-kill shelter. But the term means different things to different people.

shelters can euthanize up to 10 percent of their animals for reasons of health and temperament, and still be considered “no-kill.”

Trans Fats Linger In Food

When Zero Doesn’t Mean Zero: Trans Fats Linger In Food
August 28, 2014

back in November 2013, the Food and Drug Administration announced it was intending to ban partially hydrogenated vegetable oils from all food products. The proposed ban seemed prudent, since eating foods with trans fats has been linked to heart disease, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that an FDA ban could prevent an additional 7,000 deaths from heart disease each year and as many as 20,000 heart attacks in that period.

But the FDA has yet to issue a final rule requiring food companies to eliminate trans fats entirely.

While many food companies have found affordable alternatives to partially hydrogenated oil, 1 in 10 packaged foods still contain it, according to researchers at the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

“A lot people think it’s out of the food supply, but it’s still in a lot of places,”