Building student vocabulary allows them to read and write at a higher level. Here is a good strategy to build student vocabulary, which starts by the students identifying tough words, and examining related words.
I recently read, Word Walk: Vocabulary Instruction for Young Children by Katrin L. Blamey and Katherine A. Beauchat in the Reading Teacher. I would like to quickly share their teaching tip for how to instruct children in vocabulary and then add my little twist on as well.
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Drawing on research-based principles of vocabulary instruction and multimedia learning, this article presents 10 eVoc strategies that use free digital tools and Internet resources to evoke students' engaged vocabulary learning.