Walt and Winnie

Remembering New Vocabulary

By |2017-05-30T06:24:16+00:00mayo 30th, 2017|Categories: Walt and Winnie|

According to the latest research we need to have contact with a new word over ten times before we really learn it. The larger the vocabulary you have the better your chances are of expressing yourself well and being clearly understood. What I intend to do in future blogs is describe how to present new vocabulary [...]

Where it all started

By |2017-05-30T06:24:08+00:00mayo 30th, 2017|Categories: Walt and Winnie|

In my many years of Primary school teaching I found that children are coming into contact with new vocabulary all the time in all subjects. I introduced a personal dictionary for each child – writing a word down and the dictionary work really helps to fix words into long term memory. So through the school year [...]

Five essential stages to learn new vocabulary

By |2017-05-30T06:20:14+00:00mayo 24th, 2017|Categories: Walt and Winnie|

To learn new vocabulary, students must go through five essential stages: They should recognize a word with help. They should learn the meaning. They should learn the correct pronunciation, repeating it several times. They should use it in conversations. They should use it in writing. It is very important that teachers provide these learning stages, giving enjoyable [...]