ERIC Number: ED468896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Building a Strong Vocabulary: A Twelve-Week Plan for Students. 2nd Edition.
Smith, Carl B.
This second edition 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 Thesauri; (10) Learn More About Word Structure: Roots and Affixes; (11) 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 also included. (PM)
Descriptors: Affixes, Context Clues, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Strategies, Verbal Development, Vocabulary Development, Word Study Skills
ERIC/EDINFO Press, P.O. Box 5247, Bloomington, IN 47407 ($14.95). Tel: 800-759-4723 (Toll Free); Fax: 812-331-2776; Web site: http://www.eric.indiana.edu.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.; Family Learning Association, Bloomington, IN.