Vocabulary Strategies

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Vocabulary Strategies
Teaching Vocabulary Skills
July 10, 2009
Mystery Word of the Day
• This is a great game to use at the
beginning of each class.
• Here’s How it works
– The teacher creates 5 or 6 clues for which on
word can be put in the blank for all clues.
– The teacher puts up one clues, and the students
brainstorm all the words that could fit in the
blank while the teacher records the words (or
you can have a student do this).
– The teacher puts up the next clue, and the
students add words and delete previous
words that won’t work in the current clue.
Mystery Word continued
• How it works….
– This process continues through the last clue
and students decide what the final word is.
• Examples
Semantic Feature Analysis
• Easy graphic organizer that allows
students to see similarities and differences
of a group of words.
• How it works
– In the left column, list the key terms and
concepts for the topic being studied
– List characteristics that your list of words
might share at the top of the graphic organizer
– Students us a +, -, or ? to tell whether the
words are related to the characteristics
across the top.
– Students explain answers
– See example provided
Anticipating Words
• This allows students to make connections
and gives a purpose for reading
• How it works
– Write the beginning letters of key words in the
text the students are reading
– Provide the students with the list of letters and
the title or a picture
– Students then brainstorm all the words based
on the information given
– Students then compare their lists to the actual
words in the text