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)