Vocabulary Strategies

Vocabulary Strategies IconThe ability to read effectively requires a strong vocabulary. This unit covers different strategies and tools for improving your reading vocabulary. Click on one of the areas below to learn more.

  • Context Clues: Learn what context clues are and how to use them to decipher the meaning of unfamiliar words you come across while reading.
  • Word-Part Clues: Learn what word parts are and how to use them to discover the meaning of unfamiliar words you come across while reading.
  • Specialized Terminology: Learn how to identify and acquire specialized terminology for specific subjects and disciplines.
  • Figurative Language: Learn the difference between literal and figurative language, and how to interpret different types of figurative language you may encounter as you read.
  • Creating Vocabulary Flashcards: Learn how to build your reading vocabulary by making vocabulary flashcards.
  • Creating a KIM Chart: Learn how to build your reading vocabulary by making a KIM Chart (key word, information, and memory cue).
  • Creating a Word Web: Learn how to build your reading vocabulary by making word webs.

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