ERIC Number: ED436006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
How To Build a Better Vocabulary.
Works, Cathenia G.
This resource booklet, intended for teachers, contains practical suggestions for promoting vocabulary enhancement in the classroom. The booklet lists and explains a number of common and less common vocabulary-building strategies and techniques, including Vocabulary Self-Collection Strategy, Color Shock, Clusters, ABC Books, Anagrams, Word Banks, List-Group-Label, and Roots. It also discusses Semantic Mapping and Graphic Organizers. The booklet concludes that recent investigations in the richness of context in natural text, the usefulness of text, the level to which a person "knows" a word, and the size and growth of vocabulary make educators understand that the acquisition of a full, rich, functional vocabulary involves the complex process of relating words to ideas. Contains a 37-item bibliography. (NKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: DeKalb County School System, Decatur, GA.
Authoring Institution: N/A