Teaching Vocabulary Effectively

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Danielle Hartman, Literacy and technology integration specialist, provides tips and tricks to teach PreK-8 students vocabulary.  Hartman emphasizes the importance of creating a fun and engaging environment for students. She stresses that the key is variety and outlines the following four activities for you to try in your lesson plan this month;

  1. Nuance Activity
  2. Vocabulary Word Panels
  3. Inductive Sort
  4. Power Words

Additional details about each activity can be found in the full article, 4 Activities to Effectively Teach Vocabulary posted by Edudemic (August 2013.)

If you would like suggestions for apps, Edudemic published an article on 3 Vocabulary Apps for SAT Takers and Lifelong Learners (February 2013.)