The Word Collector by Peter H Reynolds has quickly become one of my favorite stories of all time. It's about a young boy named Jerome, who loves words. How perfect is that for SLPs? I happen to think this book is a great jumping off point for word exploration and vocabulary development. Here are 5 ways I am using this story to build word knowledge in my students...
Use words from independent reading to jumpstart vocabulary building in your classroom! Upper elementary readers will love learning about new and unfamiliar words in their texts with this daily routine. In about 10 minutes a day, students will increase their vocabulary throughout the year. Read about how to do it in this blog post for elementary teachers!
Do you want to learn the vocabulary of a foreign language as fast as possible? Check out these 30 topics for vocabulary study for everyday learning. Build a solid vocabulary of 1000 words in 30 days. Click through the link to see the issues. Plus, download worksheets to make vocabulary learning even more effective!
I've found that playing simple games with my young learners provides amazing vocabulary retention. The best part is that your students will have a great time while doing it. From opposite adjective card games to flashcards or vocabulary building question activities, this blog post is full of ideas for English language teachers.