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Vocabulary is important to reading comprehension. Reading comprehension depends upon the meaning a reader gives words. The more vocabulary words a student knows, the better s/he will be able to comprehend.

A large vocabulary opens students up to a wider range of reading materials. A rich vocabulary also improves students' ability to communicate through speaking, listening and writing.

Increase student vocabulary with:

Teaching Vocabulary

Step 1 - Give description or explanation of word.
Step 2 - Provide non-linguistic (non-verbal) representation of word.
Step 3 - Students write own description or explanation.
Step 4 - Students create own non-verbal representation.
Step 5 - Periodically check map and use words in context.Resource Sites


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