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Building Vocabulary
Old 10-20-2012, 02:54 AM
 
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You can use lots of ideas, programs, etc. to introduce vocabulary to students, but if you don't develop ways to encourage and hold the students accountable for using their new "smart" words in their speech and writing, then you are pretty much wasting your time. Using the words makes them permanent.

Vocabulary walls and charts in every class can work, students can see them as a reminder to use them when talking and writing in class, teachers can point to certain words easily, quick 2-3 minute activities can be developed for using the charts. A pocket chart can be used, and once filled, it's not to hard to switch older words out as new words are added to the chart.
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