How to Teach New Vocabulary


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Which would be best to include when introducing a new vocabulary term?

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1. What is important when choosing activities for a vocabulary lesson?

2. Writing the word on a poster displayed in the classroom called a 'word wall' is a common vocabulary strategy. Which of the following would be the best way to enhance this strategy and increase student understanding of the term?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you understand methods and strategies of teaching new vocabulary. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include strong methods and weaker ways to introduce new vocabulary terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What to include when introducing a new vocabulary term
  • Things to consider when choosing activities for a vocabulary lesson
  • Ways to enhance a word wall
  • Memorizing specific definitions as a weak strategy for teaching vocabulary

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about teaching new vocabulary
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about memorizing specific definitions in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the best ways to teach vocabulary
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about word walls

Additional Learning

To learn more about teaching strategies involving vocabulary lessons, review the accompanying lesson on Teaching New Vocabulary. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify three keys to successful vocabulary lessons
  • Explore five activities that can be used to teach new vocabulary
  • View an example of a classroom word wall