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Spelling Bee Practice: Effective Ways of Building Vo-ca-bu-la-ry Skills

Helping students build their vocabulary can be fun, challenging and rewarding. This resource will provide teachers with activities along with strategies to help improve their students' vocabulary.
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Spelling Bee Practice: Effective Ways of Building Vo-ca-bu-la-ry Skills
  • Geanice Gee says:
    The Capital Community College Foundation provides tips on building a better vocabulary. For instance, teachers can teach student how to use the dictionary, or the internet to learn new words. Another way that a student could be taught to use new words is by learning prefixes and suffixes.
  • Geanice Gee says:
    As a teacher, it is essential to help build vocabulary skills. In fact, a good way to engage students is to hold a spelling bee in the classroom. Weeks before the spelling bee is conducted, the teacher should give students a list of vocabulary words along with definitions to study from; the teacher should also let the students know that the winner will receive a prize. Most students will study the words, and try to remember them because of the incentive.
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    How To Make Vocabulary Flash Cards

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    Geanice Gee says:
    It would be very beneficial to your students if they were taught how to properly make flash cards. "Flash cards are always an easy way to get some of those vocabulary words stuck inside your head, where they need to be when the big test rolls around." There's a right way and a wrong way to make flash cards, but this resource will help teacher teach an effective way of making flash cards.
  • Geanice Gee says:
    In this video, viewers are provided with tips on how to memorize new vocabulary. For example, you should write new words down in a notebook, use the new words in a sentence and keep looking at those words. In fact, it's also a good idea to try to connect the new words to something you can relate to.
  • Geanice Gee says:
    Students will enjoy this educational animated video, which is delivered as a rap song. In fact, as the rappers rap, the words appear on screen, which will be very beneficial to students who are learning new words. Furthermore, this engaging video will help student memorize new words.