Flinders CCC Reading for Life

Teaching Vocabulary

This section explores some positive, explicit techniques for teaching robust vocabulary to students. It strives to weave etymology and morphology together in order to bring about a deeper understanding of the connectedness of words. It specifically offers tips to teach tense, outlining lessons on the –ed suffix and the addition of other suffixes to various base words. It also recommends explicit Tier 2 and 3 teaching of irregular past tenses to those who may have language impairments. It ends with an etymological explanation of the days of the week.

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