How to teach vocabulary

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  1. HubPages profile imageSTAFF
    HubPagesposted 8 years ago

    How to teach vocabulary

  2. profile image57
    dandruffposted 8 years ago

    By teaching the roots,suffixes and prefixes . Thereby u can enumerate the words built on those . This way u can cover a lot

  3. E. A. Wright profile image87
    E. A. Wrightposted 8 years ago

    If you want to teach vocabulary, first teach a love for learning and language. Teach a love for reading. Teach a love for ideas, for debate, for storytelling and for self expression.

    Teach all this, and then the fancy words will come without effort. Teach all this, and the world will gain someone with a fresh and forceful voice.

    That's vital, because polysyllabic speechification -- when divorced from clear thinking and an honest desire to find the right words at the right moment -- is utterly useless.

  4. Bridget D profile image82
    Bridget Dposted 8 years ago

    Call me old school, but I really do believe that vocabulary skills are lost on the modern student. It is never too late to expand your vocabulary, whether you are in the second grade, or in the golden years of your life.
    In teaching another to... read more

  5. Cza profile image70
    Czaposted 8 years ago

    In the world we live in today, vocabulary is easily taught. We have many different ways to teach and learn vocabulary. personally I believe that vocabulary is learned more than taught. And some may say how can you learn without being taught. Easy who taught a six yr. old child whos parent dont expose them to a vulgar environment, how to curse. I'll tell you the cartoon on cartoon network "South Park" every other word is a curse word. So I use that example to say people learn vocabulary from the things around us, the television, the radio, and most of all books. Vocabulary comes in many different forms also we have ebonics, which is not really vocabulary at all but, people sure do use it alot where I'm from. For example ain't, where is that in your dictionary, and teachers dont teach words like that. So if you wanna teach a person vocabulary use your nearest resources.

  6. TheBigWhiteBoat profile image45
    TheBigWhiteBoatposted 8 years ago

    There are many fantastic ways to "teach" or learn or enhance YOUR vocabulary. There are a few great answers in this stream already; my input is...
    In order to really appreciate words and WHY they are spelled the way they are, and to encourage learning even MORE words- study the roots and origins of the words. Start with reading through a dictionary and familiarizing yourself with where the words come from. Study Latin and other primary languages. I recommend really getting into the Latin; learn about where the MOST important words come from to begin with, Once you consider the rich history of language, many new words will be added to your vocabulary and...the best part is; you will know what words mean upon the first time hearing them. Study Latin and read a dictionary. Look at roots and you will see a pattern. Learning Latin will help in test taking skills, vocabulary, problem solving and...heck, what could it hurt?! If you are teaching, teach the idea that words have a history; language has a history. Try encouraging a dialogue about fun words, or meaningful, lollipop, circumnavigate, etc...have FUN!


  7. Caerleon profile image76
    Caerleonposted 8 years ago

    I always found writing out flash cards were a great way for me to memorize vocabulary words.  I used a spiral bound set of 3x5 index cards.  (Sometimes you can fit more than one word on a card.)  I would carry my cards with me and whenever I had time I would practice them.  The process of writing them down also helps you to memorize them.

  8. glenn wallace profile image73
    glenn wallaceposted 8 years ago

    One fun way to teach vocabulary to a small group is to pick the new word you want to teach, introduce it to the student(s) and then integrate it into some sort of running joke. I taught a kindergarten class English for a while, and the best time we had was learning the word "wear." Once they got the idea, we went around in a circle making funny sentences about what we could wear on our heads, like chickens, and cars, and cheeseburgers (all vocab words we'd previously learned).
    You can adapt the type of humor to the audience. I'm trying to learn Spanish with my wife, and each day we try to pick a new word out of the dictionary to build vocab. Recently the word was "Gallo." Lots and lots of gallo jokes followed, e.g. "Mi gallo es muy fuerte!"

  9. Jane Grey profile image89
    Jane Greyposted 8 years ago

    As an English grammar and writing teacher, the last thing I want to do to my students is to overwhelm, frustrate, or bore them with a list of words and definitions to memorize. I have found that these methods and supplemental activities for teaching... read more

  10. hassam profile image83
    hassamposted 8 years ago

    Appealing youthful brains is most successful when education is fun.
    Initiating fresh notions through fresh techniques represents and maintains
    concentration. Different activities used for teaching vocabulary can be a lot
    enjoyable for the learners.... read more

  11. pooja0908 profile image63
    pooja0908posted 8 years ago

    To improve you vocabulary by following few easy steps. read more

  12. Dorothee-Gy profile image68
    Dorothee-Gyposted 8 years ago

    I wrote an article on that here: … t-swotting

    Maybe it helps!


  13. LeisureLife profile image70
    LeisureLifeposted 7 years ago

    Language can be a difficult subject to teach...


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