5 Ways to Support Vocabulary Learning. “Learning words is easy.
The difficult part is retention.” —Eli Hinkel At the TESOL convention in Toronto last month, I attended a packed session about vocabulary acquisition by Eli Hinkel. Effective and Efficient Vocabulary Teaching for Academic Writing was such a popular topic that the fire marshals came in to inform us that the room was over capacity. Fortunately, I had a front-row seat (on the floor with some other sardines) as this was a talk that I did not want to miss! Here are 5 Ways to Support Vocabulary Learning based on Eli Hinkel’s tips. 1. When it comes to learning vocabulary, Eli Hinkel says she expects more from her students than most teachers: “You have to be pushy!”
Eli Hinkel suggests the following: 800 words per term16 words per day10 words per lesson10-12 exposures of each word View and download our printable Vocabulary Bank PDF 2. According to Eli Hinkel, students need 10–12 exposures before a word enters their “productive” vocabulary. 3. 4. 5. Did you Know? Related. 6 Fun Activities You Can Use To Teach Homophones And Minimal Pairs. English grammar can be complicated.
Pronunciation can be a struggle. As for comma rules, even native speakers struggle with those. As your students advance in their language studies, they will be challenged to use English in more and more complex ways. And with English becoming harder and requiring more care, why not take one struggle off the table by nipping simple problems in the bud – problems like homophone confusion.
Homophones can be the source of silly mistakes because they are words that sound alike but are spelled differently. Try These 6 Fun Activities To Teach Homophones And Minimal Pairs 1Fishing for HomophonesGo Fish is such a versatile game with so many applications for the ELS teacher, and reviewing homophones is just one of them. English learners have enough challenges without making silly mistakes.
What are your favorite activities for homophones and minimal pair practice? Share them with us in the comments below. Enjoyed this article and learned something? 6 Ways to Teach Vocabulary in High School English. 7-Up Vocabulary Practice - The Brown Bag Teacher. Today I wanted to share about about using 7-Up to introduce new vocabulary.
This is a quick and material-free way to engage students with words they are learning! When introducing a new word to students, our school follows Jan Richardson's method. Then, we throw in a little 7-Up twist. 38 intersting ways to use Wordle in the classroom. Ideas for Teaching Vocabulary - 2 Peas and a Dog. Teaching Vocabulary with Creativity.
Are you looking for a better way to introduce or review vocabulary words?
Here's an activity you can use with any unit that is quick and effective, versatile, and encourages creativity in your students. I call it "Vocabulary Scattergories," which is a play on the game Scattergories®. If you're familiar with the game, you know that you have lists of categories, such as "Things found in the kitchen," then you roll an alphabet die to choose the letter. Finally, you have a set amount of time to write down as many words that begin with that letter for each category. Vocabulary Scattergories is slightly different. To help them form their comparisons, I usually give them a prompt, such as: ____________ [insert vocabulary word] is/are like _____________________[insert category] because ______________________. For chapter 1 in The Hunger Games, I would assign each student (or for larger classes, pairs of students) one vocabulary word.
. • Word Game: Have five-ten minutes left of class?