How to Study Vocabulary Words

Instructor: Sharon Linde
Students of all ages need to learn study skills in order to increase vocabulary. This lesson outlines methods students can use to study vocabulary words, according to age and skill groups.

Why Study Vocabulary?

Are vocabulary skills becoming obsolete? Not at all. Although advances in technology have made finding the definition of a word pretty handy, most educational institutions still require students to learn and use a wide range of vocabulary. We see this in several applications, from context-specific words for a novel study or academic vocabulary, or those words typically only seen in an academic setting, such as 'isosceles.'

No matter what, students in upper elementary and beyond all need to learn how to acquire and understand words. Have students use these strategies to study vocabulary.

Studying Vocabulary - Upper Elementary Students

Upper elementary refers to students in grades 4-5. These students are in the 'reading to learn' transition phase, already knowing how to read and now learning lots of new information. These starter strategies can help them build a foundation of vocabulary study skills.

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