Vocabulary (Literacy)

In order to have good literacy development, students are required to develop their speaking & listening vocabulary. BLD (2018) states that having these two types of vocabularies includes being able to refer to words that students can use while speaking and the other refers to spoken works that they need to understand. Additionally, vocabulary knowledge contributes greatly to students’ understanding of text (comprehension) and their reading skills.
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In Ch. 6, they explain vocabulary development with various examples & teaching strategies. The most effective way to teach vocabulary is to make words relevant to the student population. In order for students to learn a word, they need to understand what it means. It is often hard for students to understand the meaning when they have never came across the word or definition before. I recommend this resource because it gives background knowledge on how this skill could be developed and…

In Ch. 6, they explain vocabulary development with various examples & teaching strategies. The most effective way to teach vocabulary is to make words relevant to the student population. In order for students to learn a word, they need to understand what it means. It is often hard for students to understand the meaning when they have never came across the word or definition before. I recommend this resource because it gives background knowledge on how this skill could be developed and…

In this activity, students are building their understanding of vocabulary that are nouns. First, the teacher taught her students about what nouns are and then gave each of them a magazine to find pictures that could be categorized in either “people, places, or things”. This activity is useful & effective because it can be done with a low budget. Additionally, it helps students take ownership of their learning by finding appropriate images that match correct vocabulary sections.

In this activity, students are building their understanding of vocabulary that are nouns. First, the teacher taught her students about what nouns are and then gave each of them a magazine to find pictures that could be categorized in either “people, places, or things”. This activity is useful & effective because it can be done with a low budget. Additionally, it helps students take ownership of their learning by finding appropriate images that match correct vocabulary sections.

This activity involves students using compound words to learn new vocabulary. Students get individual turns to come to the front of the class to find the two words that make the selected “final word”. E.g., word is “football”, the student finds the word/picture of foot & ball. This is an effective & useful classroom activity because it is engaging for the students & captures their attention. Additionally, it requires students to use their background knowledge to learn new words.

This activity involves students using compound words to learn new vocabulary. Students get individual turns to come to the front of the class to find the two words that make the selected “final word”. E.g., word is “football”, the student finds the word/picture of foot & ball. This is an effective & useful classroom activity because it is engaging for the students & captures their attention. Additionally, it requires students to use their background knowledge to learn new words.

In this activity, students are required to come up with a vocabulary list & clues. Then the students create a crossword where they need to use clues about the words so that someone else could solve the puzzle. This is great assessment for students’ vocabulary. Teachers could evaluate whether the clues used provide enough clarity, make sense, & are relevant. This assessment is effective because students will enjoy the challenge & could have discussions with classmates about the “clues” they…

In this activity, students are required to come up with a vocabulary list & clues. Then the students create a crossword where they need to use clues about the words so that someone else could solve the puzzle. This is great assessment for students’ vocabulary. Teachers could evaluate whether the clues used provide enough clarity, make sense, & are relevant. This assessment is effective because students will enjoy the challenge & could have discussions with classmates about the “clues” they…

This activity is like a game! The teacher has created a box that holds various different words that could be acted out. The students take turns picking out a word and then the others have to guess what they are (e.g., if student gets the word mouse, they act like a mouse- similar to charades- and the class has to guess their word). This activity is effective & useful because it promotes vocabulary building in a fun and interactive way. Also, this activity could be modified in various ways.

This activity is like a game! The teacher has created a box that holds various different words that could be acted out. The students take turns picking out a word and then the others have to guess what they are (e.g., if student gets the word mouse, they act like a mouse- similar to charades- and the class has to guess their word). This activity is effective & useful because it promotes vocabulary building in a fun and interactive way. Also, this activity could be modified in various ways.

This activity requires students to choose words in books that they are reading. The words they choose have to be challenging for them to understand. Then they display the definition of the word by drawing a picture (illustration). The next steps in the activity game-like, where students challenge peers to guess their word. This is effective because it could be done while students’ are reading on their own. Students will be motivated to find new vocabulary so that they could add it to the…

This activity requires students to choose words in books that they are reading. The words they choose have to be challenging for them to understand. Then they display the definition of the word by drawing a picture (illustration). The next steps in the activity game-like, where students challenge peers to guess their word. This is effective because it could be done while students’ are reading on their own. Students will be motivated to find new vocabulary so that they could add it to the…

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