Strategy-Based Vocabulary Activities in the Internet. Classroom Activities Individual Small Group Whole Activities Individual Internet Learning Non-Internet Individual Learning. Classroom Activities The Lexical Wall (Association, Clues)
The Lexical Wall (Association, Clues)
Purpose: To develop cooperative learning and to organize a list of vocabulary words by topics to be posted for class reference (Lexicon Wall)
Vocabulary Self-Collection Strategy (Association, Clues)
To teach students how to make decisions about the importance of concepts and how to use context to determine word meaning. To promote-long term acquisition of language in a content area.
Word Sorts (Association, Translation..)
Word sorts are small group, categorizing and classifying activities. Word sorts help students activate and use their knowledge as well as providing them an opportunity to learn from and with each other.
Madlibs (Clues, Association, Culture)
Madlibs are small group or individual word activities that are generated by using Linguistic categories or word associations. These vocabulary words are then used to form FUN narratives. Madlibs help learners to think of words they know, allow them to put these words in context, and test their knowledge of appropriate word use. Madlibs also integrate all language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening, knowledge of grammar)
Write sentences describing the different events on each picture.
Students who had exposure to the language even before they enrolled in the class, i.e. students of Filipino Heritage, achieved higher scores than those who came to the class with no background at all
Time and learner independence also contributed to learners’ level of achievement in language learning. More time and ability to continue learning outside of the classroom and the use of effective strategies help language learning become more successful.