Ch 4: Teaching Vocabulary

About This Chapter

Get a good handle on vocabulary instruction by watching this chapter's engaging video lessons. Several teaching strategies, including the use of games, that help students grow their vocabulary are included.

Teaching Vocabulary - Chapter Summary

This chapter will get you well-acquainted with some of the most important components for successfully teaching new vocabulary, such as repetition and student motivation. Learn about what word maps and word walls are and how they're used to increase vocabulary. In another lesson, you'll discover how well-known games, including Taboo and Spoons, can be tweaked to allow for students to expand their lexicons. The lessons also explore these related topics for you to study:

  • English words that commonly get mixed up
  • How using context helps students learn unfamiliar words
  • Vocabulary teaching strategies geared specifically toward ELL students
  • Tips that help ensure accurate spelling

These lessons can be studied from a computer, smartphone or tablet. Follow each video with a short practice quiz to demonstrate how well you grasp the different vocabulary teaching topics. If you want to rewatch any specific lesson parts, you can use the video tags to help you locate them.

7 Lessons in Chapter 4: Teaching Vocabulary
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How to Teach Vocabulary Words

1. How to Teach Vocabulary Words

Without a rich vocabulary, students have little foundation to understand what they are reading. This lesson highlights vocabulary strategies that can be used to develop student vocabulary skills in elementary, middle and high school.

How to Teach New Vocabulary

2. How to Teach New Vocabulary

This lesson describes how to introduce a new vocabulary word and several sample activities for reinforcing the meanings of the terms. A short quiz follows the lesson.

Fun Ways to Teach Vocabulary Words

3. Fun Ways to Teach Vocabulary Words

Teaching vocabulary words to students doesn't have to be boring and repetitive. In this lesson, you will learn methods to energize your classroom during vocabulary instruction. Afterwards, test your new knowledge with our quiz!

Teaching Vocabulary to ELL Students

4. Teaching Vocabulary to ELL Students

Using a translator or carrying a translating device is not realistic when learning English as a second language. In this lesson, you'll learn how to strategically teach vocabulary to English language learners.

Teaching Vocabulary in Context

5. Teaching Vocabulary in Context

Learning vocabulary in context helps people make connections for better comprehension. We'll look at a variety of learning strategies that can help students understand and incorporate new words effectively. After the lesson, test your new knowledge with our quiz questions!

Commonly Confused Words in English

6. Commonly Confused Words in English

Is it 'accept' or 'except?' 'Affect' or 'effect?' How do you know when to use 'there,' 'their,' or 'they're?' Watch this video lesson to learn about some confusing words in English and how to properly use each one.

Correct Spelling in Written Work: Strategies & Tips

7. Correct Spelling in Written Work: Strategies & Tips

In this lesson, we will discuss why it is important to have correct spelling in your writing. We will then discuss some tips to be sure you are using correct spelling.

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