So you know you should be building your students' vocabulary knowledge, but you have a hard time fitting it in or finding relevant, easy-to-use words? Enter Exceptional Expressions for Everyday Events by influential reading researcher and author of QuickReads, Elfrieda Hiebert. Dr. Hiebert takes common words from young people's vocabulary, such as "listen" or "want" and springboards from them to less common, more complex synonyms of the terms, such as "pine" or "yearn.' She even provides a blank word web and a completed word web with different definitions, related idioms, cognates, and phrases. Students will find it easy, yet invigorating, to make connections from words they already know to words they almost know to words they want to know.