Teaching Vocabulary with Graphic Organizers


graphic organizers are useful too for students to restate work meaning and to demonstrate the understanding of the word all the templates that you see in this video are available for free download on the website so be sure to check it out later in this graphic organizer students create a synonym for the word relating it to words that they already know synonyms are very useful anchors then they can create some examples to show what the word means as well as antonyms and non-examples for deeper understanding some words may lend themselves to a graphic organizer that relates to the five senses for example the word disgust what is it taste like give some examples of things that taste disgusting what does it look like what does it smell like or sound light or feel like students will have to think about the word in new ways and connect it to their own personal life you can use this graphic organizer for students to create a non linguistic representation of the word as well as some contextual examples showing the word in action you’ve seen how graphic organizers can help students think of words in different ways and provide contextualized word meaning see how this principle and other vocabulary strategies are incorporated in word reader I’m one of the lead content developers and designers of word Raider which implements the principles of good learning games by leading expert dr. James G we also integrated the research of vocabulary experts like Robert Marzano and Isabel Beck the game focuses not only on establishing word meaning but also on grammar and usage and the different parts of speech students encounter and interact with each word more than ten times for depth of knowledge and retention in different contexts they complete listening speaking reading and writing activities in a fun and engaging virtual world like no other learning experience they are practicing vocabulary and are being assessed of their learning without even realizing it well that’s it for today’s how to tip be sure to visit ballot – tight comm slash how-to for more activities downloads and videos there are a variety of subjects that we will cover to help you teach English learners you can learn more about word raider at word – raider calm and don’t forget to share this with other teachers who might find it useful until the next video bye bye

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