Vocabulary Development #3- Definitions

By | October 15, 2017

This month we’ll look at the importance of vocabulary.

Dictionary and Thesaurus investigation adds to helping the words ‘stick’ in kids’ brains.¬† Locating definitions, synonyms and antonyms makes a great partner activity.

Ask students to write the definition(s) and add their frame of reference, their schema, to make the word relate to their lives in a personal manner. Example:

Referee – noun – a sports official who makes certain rules are enforced.

Referee – verb – to supervise a sporting event

Referee- synonym- judge, arbitrator, umpire, official

Referee – my schema – My brother referees my soccer game.

¬†NEEDS A CHART EXAMPLE HERE (I’ll make it soon)

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