Vocabulary tables can be very useful in helping increase vocabulary based on different forms of a particular word that is known to them. This activity can be strengthened by having vocabulary tables based on specific topics. By basing tables on specific topics, "long term" memory of related words is strengthened. In this example, there is a vocabulary table based on words related to making music, specifically classical music.
Creating Vocabulary Tables Outline:
- Find a topic area you would like to expand your vocabulary on.
- Consider the concept of "short term" and "long term" learning and the importance of contextual clues for effective "long term" memorization.
- Take a loook at the example table based on classical music terms. .
- Create a vocabulary table based on your chosen subject area.
Example: work actions, character, sporting actions, etc.
- Copy created vocabulary tables and distribute the copies to your friends. Get them to create similar tables. In this way, together you can create a large amount of expanded vocabulary awareness in a relatively short amount of time.