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Acquisition of Vocabulary

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      Here are some websites that will help you in Reading. Scroll further down this page to see links to Reading Instructional Resource Databases.

      Instructional Resources for Acquisition of Vocabulary

      A Word A Day
      http://www.wordsmith.org/awad/index.html
      This site provides a new and challenging word each day, complete with pronunciation, derivation and meaning. Created by Wordsmith.org, the site also offers moderated chats about words, along with transcripts of chats with such past participants as the Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary.

      SAT and Foreign Language Vocabulary
      http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Language_Arts/Vocabulary/VOC0200.html
      Students use SAT preparation vocabulary to create restaurant menus in this lesson from the Educator's Reference Desk.

      Four Vocabulary Strategies for High School Students
      http://litsite.alaska.edu/uaa/workbooks/readingvocabulary.html
      Created by an Alaskan high school English teacher, this site offers teachers four helpful strategies for teaching vocabulary.

      Vocabulary in the Content Area
      http://eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Social_Studies/Process_Skills/SOP0002.html
      This Educator's Reference Desk activity helps students build meaning from difficult content area vocabulary through illustration, written and oral explanation.

      Reading Instructional Resource Databases

      National Council of Teachers of English
      http://www.ncte.org
      NCTE is devoted to improving the teaching of English Language Arts at all levels by addressing classroom and professional concerns.

      The International Reading Association
      http://www.reading.org
      Resources for teachers, reading specialists, tutors, and others concerned about literacy.

      Educator's Reference Desk
      http://www.eduref.org
      The Educator's Reference Desk provides education information to teachers, librarians, counselors, administrators, parents, and anyone interested in education.

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