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How to teach vocabulary click to get the pdf file l.jpg

How to Teach Vocabulary(click to get the pdf file)

Alice Chiu

0936-825423

English Teacher


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Main menu

  • Teaching Tips:

    • Step One: presenting new words

    • Step Two: helping students remember new words

    • Step Three: making sure students make the new words their own

  • Online resources


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Using visual images

Other techniques

Using gestures and actions

Words in context

Guessing/predicting

Showing lexicial relations

Step One: presenting new words


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using visual images

  • realia

  • pictures

  • masking

  • drawing

  • scales


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using gestures and actions

  • mime

  • gesture

  • facial expression

  • action


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showing lexical relations

  • synonyms

  • antonyms

  • collocation

  • prefixes and suffixes


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words in context

  • dialogues

  • role play

  • drama

  • stories

  • songs

  • rhymes & poems

  • videos


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guessing / predicting

  • Example 1

  • Example 2


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Other techniques

  • Using a dictionary

  • Explaining

  • Describing

  • Defining the context

  • Translating


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Using memorizing games & activities

Learning with friends

Using review games

Step Two: helping students remember new words


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usinge memorizing games and activities

  • giving directions

  • picture dictation

  • matching words

  • labeling words

  • searching words

  • sequencing words

  • guessing words

  • eliminating words

  • classifying words


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Review Games

  • wordsearch games

  • picture labeling

  • crosswords

  • Bingo

  • dominoes

  • puzzles

  • charts or survey for their peers

  • Example 1

  • Example 2


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Socio-affectively,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 game with friends

  • peer test


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Vocabulary record system

Personalizing the new words

Step Three: making sure students make the new words their own


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Vocabulary record system-1

  • Vocabulary books

    • in an alphabetical order

    • by topic or situation

    • by grammatical groups

    • by color sets

    • by story features


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Vocabulary record system -2

  • personal dictionary (word notebooks)

    • marking word stress

    • adding pictures

    • putting an L1 translation

    • putting the word into context

    • adding a synonym

    • mapping a word family

    • Example


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personalize the new words

  • Keeping a learning log (blogs)

  • Keeping a diary (blogs)

  • Creative writing by using newly-learned words or phrases

  • Looking for recently learned words in storybooks, the Internet, the newspapers, etc., and noticing how they are used.


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Meta-cognitively, learners learn how to

  • self-test

  • look for patterns in words

  • plan and organize a vocabulary record keeping system

  • Learn words in their preferred ways

  • reflect on learning and reviewing regularly

  • monitor vocabulary learning


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Online Resources

  • Teaching Vocabulary:Two Dozen Tips and Techniques

  • English Vocabulary Word Listswith Games, Puzzles and Quizzes

  • LearnEnglishKids

  • An authoring tool: HOT POTATO

    • Example 1

    • Example 2

  • A Collocation Tool: iWiLL


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End of this session


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