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Remembering New Vocabulary

By |2017-05-27T17:23:40+00:00May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Walt and Winnie|Tags: , |

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 |2017-05-27T17:23:51+00:00May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Walt and Winnie|Tags: , |

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 [...]