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Monday, December 13, 2010

ESL Resources for Teachers

ESL Resources for Teachers - How to increase your Scientific Vocabulary

by Aarti Thomas

Various strategies that help students quickly connect to new words are used to increase scientific vocabulary. Using rote memorization and recall of vocabulary provides only short term gains in improving scientific vocabulary. A multi-dimensional approach is a better approach, using the help of hands-on and minds-on experiences.
Graphic organizers
Graphic organizers help students learn science words using different contexts. The concept definition map is created by placing the science word in the center of a science concept graphic so that the student understands the word using their previous knowledge.   Read More