Vocabulary Building – Prompt Cards
Vocabulary Building Strategies – 3 free & printable cards designed to be used during reading group sessions to focus the students on building their vocabulary.
Learning Vocabulary Words
Strategy Prompt Cards
Vocabulary Building Strategies:
These 3 cards are part of a collection designed to enhance vocabulary development
Card 1 – Spread your fingers and quickly scan down the words on this page. Which words would you like clarification on?
The leader explains each word orally, with no recording, then casually reminds the students of the word’s meaning when it is encountered in context.
Card 2 – Which words do you think might result in us not fully gaining the author’s intention if we don’t know their correct meaning?
Delegate the words to be clarified to members of the group. Allow a few minutes to use dictionaries to research the words. Write the formal meanings onto a large sheet of paper & discuss the new words in context when the group arrives at them.
Card 3 – Choose 5 words that you think the group would benefit from having a better understanding of.
Add these words to a vocabulary list & define them. Revisit definitions when they are encountered in the text.