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Vocabulary Revision Strategies

Love it when someone does a whole bunch of research and then writes it up for everyone else to benefit. Great post on vocabulary revision strategies from eltnick.wordpress.com

Psychology for Educators [And More]

10 Simple Activities for Students of All Levels

Which is the safest place to hide information?  The CIA archives or a student’s vocabulary notebook?  I would go for the latter, as the former will be opened eventually, some 50 years from now.  🙂

Yet although we all recognise the importance of vocabulary revision, very few of our students do it.  Why?  I believe it is partly that we as teachers are always trying to ‘cover new ground’ and partly that our students do not know how to go about it.

Take 1 minute to think about the following 2 questions.

  • How do your students record unknown words in their notebooks?
  • Do they revise them?  And if so, how?

Now compare your answers with those at the end of the article – any similarities? *

[Materials: This sequence of activities is based on a presentation I gave some time ago…

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