ERIC Number: ED219756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Some Vocabulary Activities Worth Teaching About.
Brand, Helena S.
Oregon English, v4 n1 p24-27 Spr 1982
The 12 activities presented in this pamphlet are intended to help make vocabulary study a stimulating experience for both teacher and student. The activities are as follows: (1) a commercially prepared list of suggestions for vocabulary development, (2) an exercise designed to relate vocabulary study to every day reading, (3) a variation of the dictionary search exercise, (4) a sentence and paragraph building activity that begins with the study of prefixes, (5) a word analogy exercise, (6) a list of brain teasers, (7) the "Word Power" sections from "Readers' Digest," (8) model writing exercises, (9) a word substitution activity, (10) the Vocabulary Development packet published by the "Newsweek" Language Arts Program, (11) an activity to familiarize students with words commonly used on standardized tests, and (12) a library use exercise designed to familiarize students with books about language. The pamphlet also suggests that teachers carefully choose the words they use in class in order to make their lessons more meaningful. (FL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
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Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Oregon Council of Teachers of English (Portland, OR, October 9, 1981).