Vocabulary Instruction

Vocabulary is also very important to reading comprehension. Students cannot make sense of text without understanding what most of the words mean. Vocabulary activities should assist students in learning words that are not likely to be encountered in their daily experiences. Additionally, students should be introduced to key vocabulary that is necessary for comprehension of a specific selection.  Learning experiences that encourage students to actively work with words rather than merely memorizing definitions improves word learning.  Multimedia technologies that combine words with visual images and sound encourage students to construct complex mental schema that results in greater  understanding of words.

Antonymns: Quiet Quest

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Synonyms: Tooth Tally
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