Tag Archives: Teaching Vocabulary

STEM and ELD: 2 Great Strategies for Building Vocabulary in STEM

Darlyne de Haan
Darlyne de Haan

Vocabulary remains a major factor in English learners (ELs) learning grade-level content.  Here, I share two strategies that will pave the way for your ELs to use their previous knowledge to acquire their second language content. Learning logs are a … Continue reading

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6 Questions to Support Multilingual Learners in Learning Content-Area Vocabulary

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

If teachers of multilingual learners (MLLs), whether they are in the general education classroom or in an ESL class, want to help MLLs to understand content-area texts, they need to use strategies that help students gain new academic vocabulary. Here … Continue reading

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A Can’t-Miss Vocabulary Activity

Barbara Gottschalk
Barbara Gottschalk

“How do you teach vocabulary to your ELs?” Darlyne de Hann asked this question at the end of her 5 October TESOL blog. One good answer is to ensure students get numerous opportunities to practice using the words you’re teaching. … Continue reading

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STEM and ELT: 9 Strategies to Help ELs Learn Science (Part 1)

Darlyne de Haan
Darlyne de Haan

I am very excited about the topics for the next two months because I will be focusing on strategies that all teachers can use to help English learners (ELs) be successful contributors in the science classroom no matter their level … Continue reading

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3 Tech Tools for Teaching Vocabulary

Hetal Ascher
Hetal Ascher

There are so many online resources out there for vocabulary teaching that it can be overwhelming. So, to help, I’ve picked my top three to share with you today (with two honorable mentions). Along with these resources, I’d like to … Continue reading

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How to Possess a Word

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

One of the most common challenges in writing is coming up with the “right” word. Indeed, having a good command of vocabulary is a crucial precondition for success in writing, not only in a second language but also in a … Continue reading

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Mind Map It: Aiding ELL Vocabulary Acquisition

Guest Author
Guest Author

A guest post by Elizabeth Mosaidis In this blog, Elizabeth Mosaidis shares how she used the free online mind-mapping tool Coggle to help her ESL/EFL students better learn vocabulary and improve their essay writing. After reading some disappointing essays in … Continue reading

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6 Steps to Making New Words Go From Unknown to Acquired

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall

Years ago, I began Chinese lessons to better understand what it’s like to learn a language. I went from feeling giddy when I recognized a few characters to frustrated at how many I didn’t understand in the time it took … Continue reading

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