ERIC Number: ED413576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Building a Strong Vocabulary: A Twelve-Week Plan for Students.
Smith, Carl B.
This book presents 12 strategies (focusing on one strategy a week) for students to increase vocabulary and boost communication skills, suggesting that these techniques can easily double the average person's vocabulary. After an introduction, the book presents the following 12 techniques: (1) "Expand on What You Know: Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homophones"; (2) "Build through Word Structure: Base Words and Prefixes"; (3) "Build through Word Endings: Base Words and Suffixes"; (4) "Find Related Words and Grow"; (5) "Gain Meaning from Context"; (6) "Say Exactly What You Mean"; (7) "Play the Analogies Game"; (8) "Create Word Maps and Word Webs"; (9) "Search for Treasure in Dictionaries and Thesauruses"; (10) "Learn More about Word Structure: Roots and Affixes"; "Discover Latin and Greek Word Families"; and (12) "Take a Foreign Tour: Words from Other Languages." An epilogue, "Keep Building Your Vocabulary: An Ongoing Process," is attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Affixes, Context Clues, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Strategies, Verbal Development, Vocabulary Development, Word Study Skills
EDINFO Press, P.O. Box 5247, Bloomington, IN 47407; phone: 800-925-7853.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.