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ESL Spelling Bees: Developing A Robust Vocabulary Base

This collection looks at the different ways teachers can help their students build a “robust” vocabulary base. It lists a number of free interactive and printable resources teachers and students can use in the classroom - or remotely to implement effective teaching and word acquisition and retention strategies.
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ESL Spelling Bees: Developing A Robust Vocabulary Base
  • books.google.com
    books.google.com

    Handbook of Early Literacy Research

    10 minute read
    Ambar Paulino says:
    This short-article (part of a longer book: Handbook of Early Literacy Research, Volume 2) builds a case for the importance of teaching robust vocabulary and the implications of vocabulary development at an early age in later academic success.
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    This PDF provides a walkthrough on how to implement "story-innovations" to ensure acquisition and mastery of new vocabulary words. Appropriate to use for elementary-school aged children.
  • weareteachers.com
    weareteachers.com

    WeAreTeachers: 11 Vocab Review Games to Make the Learning Stick

    6 minute read
    Ambar Paulino says:
    11 classroom games with free downloadable reproducibles perfect for practicing new vocabulary or test facts. I have used these games with some of my high-school and adult students. It always helps to give them these games as options and have them pick out their favorite one to play!
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    A comprehensive list of free printable and interactive activities teachers can use in the classroom. I love this resource because it can be used at any grade level. Many of the activities are challenging and engaging! Depending on the topics you choose to cover during your lesson(s) you can use these specific worksheets to supplement new vocabulary words: 'Favorite Past Times & Hobbies.' This worksheet works well for students of all ages, as many students who are visual learners.
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    An excellent resource if your students have access to a computer and internet service. I often found that students wanted to learn new words and often struggled with the pronunciation of certain words. This link provides several exercises students can use to practice pronunciation. I used the Phonetic Sounds Video Lessons (IPA) with some of my younger students. These videos were particularly popular and helped students learn specific vowel/consonant sounds.
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BloomBoard Asks:How do you best integrate the acquisition of challenging words in the ESL classroom? Are there certain techniques you use to make sure that students are mastering new words?