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Pearson Prentice Hall: eTeach: Strategies for Vocabulary Development

Pearson Prentice Hall: eTeach: Strategies for Vocabulary Development
by Dr. Kate Kinsella, Dr. Colleen Shea Stump, and Dr. Kevin Feldman A Rationale Directly Addressing Vocabulary Development What Doesn't Work? What Does Work? Teaching word meanings should be a way for students to define their world, to move from light to dark, to a more fine-grained description of the colors that surround us. Successful comprehension is, in some significant part, dependent on the reader's knowledge of word meanings in a given passage. 1 Baker, S. 2 Stahl, S. There are a number of traditional teaching practices related to vocabulary that deserve to be left in the "instructional dustbin." Look them up. The common shortcoming in all of these less effective approaches is the lack of active student involvement in connecting the new concept/meaning to their existing knowledge base. The following section will explore some practical strategies that secondary teachers can employ to increase the integration, repetition, and meaningful use of new vocabulary. Teach synonyms.

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Suffixes - English Grammar Today A suffix is a letter or group of letters added at the end of a word which makes a new word. The new word is most often a different word class from the original word. In the table above, the suffix -ful has changed verbs to adjectives, -ment, and -ion have changed verbs to nouns. If you see a word ending in -ment, for example, it is likely to be a noun (e.g. commitment, contentment). Often, the suffix causes a spelling change to the original word. In the table above, the -e ending of complicate and create disappears when the -ion suffix is added. Word Power Word Power The power of words is well known to many people. But learning new ones is not always easy.

Antepara - Using the 5 W's of Journalism in the ESL Reading Classroom The Internet TESL Journal Robin Antepararobina (at) gol.comTsuda College (Tokyo, Japan) In this article teachers learn how to help students make the transition from intensive to extensive reading by using news stories and the 5 W's of journalism. Introduction Practicing Antonyms, Synonyms, and Homonyms - English Lesson Plans for Kids Your kids may be learning about different kinds of words at school: Antonyms are opposite (good, bad).Verb – action word (run)Synonyms mean the same thing (bowl, dish).Homonyms are spelled differently but sound the same (so, sew). Here are some activities that you can practice with your child at home! Guessing Antonyms : With your child, think up some opposite word pairs, such as fast/slow, stand/sit, big/little, up/down, laugh/cry, sleep/wake, enter/exit, open/close, and tall/short.

Conjunctions Cohesive Devices A variety of useful English Conjunctions exists, which complete this list of the most used Cohesive Devices. Together, they can help to express a cohesive view and easy understandable and readable texts. English Newspapers Online Home OSAChome 1.Reference 2.Lang.Activities 3.Tests 4. Media 5.Vlibraries 6.TESOL 7.Elearning & OnlineCourseDesign 8.Lang.testing 9.Open & Distance Learning 10.Webtools 4. MEDIA: a) ENGLISH NEWSPAPERS ONLINE

60 Synonyms for “Walk” By Mark Nichol When you walk the walk, talk the talk: Replace the flat-footed verb walk with a more sprightly synonym from this list: 1. Amble: walk easily and/or aimlessly 2. Bounce: walk energetically 3. Transition Words & Phrases As a "part of speech" transition words are used to link words, phrases or sentences. They help the reader to progress from one idea (expressed by the author) to the next idea. Thus, they help to build up coherent relationships within the text. Transitional Words This structured list of commonly used English transition words — approximately 200, can be considered as quasi complete.

Ways to exploit news articles with minimal preparation Why use news items?In a recent post I talked about the idea of narrow reading and passed on a suggestion from Scott Thornbury that learners could read a series of articles about a news story they were interested in, thus exposing themselves to the same vocabulary several times (and hopefully thus retaining some of it). Obviously another advantage to this approach is that learners would be able to choose for themselves what they wanted to read. It seems obvious that this may well be more motivating than something the teacher has chosen for the whole class.

40 Useful Words and Phrases for Top-Notch Essays 25 August, 2014 The secret to a successful essay doesn’t just lie in the clever things you talk about and the way you structure your points. To be truly brilliant, an essay needs to utilise the right language. You could make a great point, but if it’s not intelligently articulated, you almost needn’t have bothered. AAC Core Vocabulary Communication System In order to understand how Minspeak allows for independent communication, it is important to understand what is meant by core vocabulary and how everyone uses it, no matter their age or activity. What is Core Vocabulary? Core vocabulary is a small set of simple words, in any language, that are used frequently and across contexts (Cross, Baker, Klotz & Badman, 1997). Core vocabulary contains all parts of speech - nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections and serves as a great medium for teaching language. Core words are familiar and most of them are short - six letters or less. Only a few core words have more than six letters (for example, "sometimes" has nine letters).

IJFLT-HOME Current Issue: January, 2014 (entire journal) (Available December 2013) Individual Research Articles:Lee, Lee & Krashen, Cho & Kim, KrashenPonniah & Priya, Hastings,Meng shun Lee Revised Appendix Teacher to Teacher Section:Hedstrom, Rowan, Murphy & Hastings SAT Word Lists : Vocabulary Word lists for the SAT Each of the 10 word lists contains 100 important words. Make a commitment to learn one list a week. Go through each list and test yourself (or, better still, get a friend to test you) one week later to reinforce your learning. Remember - work on vocabulary is never a waste of time. Stickman Murder Mystery Games: free online cartoon games Free online role playing murder mystery games #1 - "There has been a murder here in Stickville... We have a evidence at the scene, body at the morgue, crime scene photos, a witness, two suspects and a partridge in a pear tree... the witness and two suspects are waiting in the conference rooms but I suggest you visit the crime scene and morgue first... however you can investigate your unsolved murder cases any way you want. My best guess in that this crime is the result of violent stick people fighting or stick figure fighting." (Click the buttons above to play this and other free online games and interactive cartoon games that contain: web-based free rpg games, advice about how to write murder mysteries, funny stick death cartoon games and other free online games to play online. Free online role playing murder mystery games #3 - "I have a murder case for you to solve... the murder, apparently, occurred six years ago, but the body has only just now been discovered.

Great activities website for students to check the knowledge of both spelling and definitions. I like that the teacher can create a word list for students or use a list that's already been created. It's also useful in that students can take a test and then print out their results. by mandyshaw Oct 24