Vocabulary is Destroying Your Test Scores...& What You Can Do About It
Awesome Ideas for Teaching Vocabulary - Both elementary & middle school students need vocabulary strategies to build comprehension. Research shows that instruction with activities like word of the day let students better grasp word definitions and big ideas making students more creative with their word choice in speaking and writing. See if you are as shocked as I was by the first bit of research in this post. The free printables will definitely be helpful in boosting vocabulary for my…
5 ways to enhance your academic vocabulary instruction - #4 - PLAY with the Words
Blog Series - 5 methods to enhance vocabulary instruction - It's been proven that students learn new vocabulary more quickly and retain it better when they get to apply it in a relaxed and comfortable environment such as center or game time. Vocabulary aquisition should be enjoyed and fun. Games are not a distraction but the perfect way of helping students to use new vocabulary repeatedly, connect it to their own lives, and store it in their long term memory.
How and why to use word walls with older students. This post has some great ways to make this strategy appropriate for older students. Would have to do some modifications if using in special education setting, but a great way to get started. Read more at: http://bsbooklove.blogspot.com/2015/05/how-and-why-to-use-word-walls-with.html
vocabulary ideas- Can be used like regular four square. Call out a vocab word . Student is responsible for giving the info for the word in heir square while tossing the all. Rotate to next square and repeat when new word is given. Continue until all words used.