ERIC Number: ED480892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Successful Techniques of Vocabulary. ERIC Topical Bibliography and Commentary.
Smith, Carl B., Ed.
Each teacher has a style of teaching that provides the most effective way to help students grasp the desired learning concepts. One point teachers agree on is that teaching vocabulary to children needs to be an active process that engages students in entertaining activities and helps them build a bridge between already known vocabulary and the new vocabulary. This topical bibliography and commentary offers ideas and strategies delineated in recent research to help classroom teachers develop vocabulary skills in young students: Ediger's (1999) and Cudd and Roberts' (1994) paradigms on teaching vocabulary; the VOCABULARY system; visual representation techniques, such as the Concept Wheel, the Semantic Word Map, Webbing, the Concept of Definition, and the Semantic Feature Analysis; games, such as the Vocabulary Connection, using vocabulary packs, cued spelling, storytelling, cooperative learning techniques, story development, Charades, and the Magic Square; and the use of electronic books. Lists 2 Internet resources and 21 references. (NKA)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Classroom Techniques, Educational Games, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Activities, Teacher Role, Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English and Communication, 2805 E. 10th St., #140, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698. Web site: http://eric.indiana.edu.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.