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ERIC Number: EJ862146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Using Lemony Snicket to Bring Smiles to Your Vocabulary Lessons
Arter, Lisa Maxwell; Nilsen, Alleen Pace
Reading Teacher, v63 n3 p235-238 Nov 2009
Vocabulary instruction is addressed on two levels in this article: 1) the importance of direct teaching and 2) using the books of a popular children's series as examples to support these vocabulary lessons. Also addressed are specific methods of turning classrooms into places where vocabulary instruction is effective and enjoyable. Elements of vocabulary instruction include direct teaching of roots and affixes, multiple meanings of words, synonyms, and literal versus figurative language. Classroom techniques include the importance of linking words with illustrations, word walls, book talks, historical and literary allusions, and making vocabulary fun.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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