Thursday, March 1, 2012

Teaching Vocabulary

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a session by Kristina Smekens about teaching vocabulary.  She shared some great ideas about the many exposures kids need to new words and also about students needing to be able to interact with new vocabulary in ways beyond simple memorization of definitions.

I stumbled across this article--and read it because my brain had been thinking about teaching vocabulary.  One thing Kristina Smekens talked about is that students need to be able to make a visual representation of the vocabulary term.  She also talked about creating many moments of exposure to the word being learned.  I'm thinking this might be another great way to increase vocabulary exposure--and it could work at all levels in all disciplines.  Pretty neat idea!

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