Essential strategies for teaching vocabulary

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Essential strategies for teaching vocabulary

  1. 1. A Fresh Look at Teaching Vocabulary
  2. 2. PRESENT THE NEW WORDS Using visual images Using gestures and actions Showing lexical relations Words in context Predicting Other techniques
  3. 3. Use Comics to Teach Context Clues MAKE BELIEFS COMICS MARVEL COMICS COMICS HEAD COMICS & CARTOONS BITSTRIPS
  4. 4. HELP STUDENTS REMEMBER THE NEW WORDS Independent word-learning strategies Word-consciousness & word play activities to motivate & enrich learning Learning with friends Reading & Writing Activities
  5. 5. Let’s give an example! To Procrastinate 1-Give examples, ask questions, use visuals to elicit the meaning from the students. 2- Elicit a student-friendly definition (so, what does it mean? How can you describe a procrastinator?)
  6. 6. 3- Engage actively with the word (Questions, choices, example-non example, act-outs, synonyms-antonyms, prefixes, suffixes ) 4- Say the word again (What is the word that decsribes a student who hasn’t started doing the project that was assigned 2 weeks ago and is due for tomorrow?)
  7. 7. 5-Ask students to construct a picture, graphic, symbol representing the term.
  8. 8. Using Memorizing Games and Activities • giving directions • picture dictation • labeling words • searching words • sequencing words • guessing words • eliminating words • classifying words • matching words
  9. 9. Using Review Games • Word Search Games • Picture Labeling • Bingo • Dominoes • Puzzles • Charts or Surveys for their peers • Crosswords
  10. 10. Vocabulary Spinner http://eisforexplore.blogspot.com.tr/2012/05/word-wheel.html
  11. 11. Flyswatter Vocabulary http://tinyurl.com/hrcwdua http://tinyurl.com/q5kasxt
  12. 12. Word Clouds WORDLE TAGXEDO IMAGE CHEF TAGUL WORD CLOUDS WORD CLOUD GENERATOR http://tinyurl.com/q9aqxsj http://tinyurl.com/note6f7
  13. 13. LEARNING WITH FRIENDS Students can: • practice words with a classmate or in a group • teach a word to a member of the family or peer • make and play word games with friends • peer test
  14. 14. MAKE SURE STUDENTS MAKE THE NEW WORDS THEIR OWN Vocabulary record system Personalizing the new words
  15. 15. VOCABULARY WORD CARDS
  16. 16. Graphic Organizers Word clusters, mindmaps, and other organizers are used to make connections between the new word and other words and situations to recall the word.
  17. 17. By: Kimberly Tyson, Ph.D. Source: Learning Unlimited
  18. 18. CREATIVE WRITING USING TARGET VOCABULARY https://www.pinterest.com/shine58/creative- writing-ideas/
  19. 19. http://fhsdvocabulary.pbworks.com/w/page/44174640/Francis%20Howell%20Vocabulary% 20Instruction

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