part of the e-Tutor Lesson Module is important. Sometimes students and
parents are not sure of how to use the Vocabulary words presented in
each Lesson Module. The Vocabulary section helps students far beyond
the particular lesson they are working on.
is essential to comprehension. Students need to apply strategies
before, during and after reading to understand the written word.
word in the Vocabulary section is hyperlinked to the e-Tutor
Dictionary. The words should be reviewed and used in a variety of
ways. Students might use the following ideas to build and extend
Use definitions of words to
create word riddles.
Group words based on
similarities and/or differences.
Draw pictures that illustrate
the vocabulary word.
Play a variation of the card
game, Go Fish. Prepare a deck of word cards with five or more sets of
four related words in each set (the same word can be used for younger
children). Duplicate the cards so that at least each child has a deck
for the game. Try to build sets of like words.
Go beyond definitions in the
dictionary. Explore ways to describe the associations that cluster
around the word.
Choose a vocabulary word and
then answer the following questions: How would a scientist describe
this word? How would a judge describe this word? How would a poet
describe this word? How would you describe this word?
Organize a collection of
Reference Book: Create
vocabulary pages for a three-ring binder.
Word Wall: Display collected
words and definitions on a bulletin board.
Word File: Record words,
definitions, and context-rich sentences on index cards.
them in a recipe box that organizes the words alphabetically.
should not skip this important section of each Lesson Module. Learning
new vocabulary is essential to learning.
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