Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary

Four Essential Components of Vocabulary

(Graves, 2016)

  • Provide rich and varied language experiences.
  • Teach individual words
  • Teach word-learning strategies
  • Foster word consciousness

Resources for Teaching/Learning Vocabulary

Teachers, don't forget to explore the wealth of information available to you for teaching vocabulary in our Discovery Education subscription. This excellent resource contains videos, lesson starters, graphic organizers and strategies to help you teach vocabulary effectively.

Contact Michele Gasser if you need log in information. Once logged in, go to the "My Content" area and check out the District Content section for Vocabulary specific resources.

This comprehensive dictionary site has many useful resources for vocabulary, online "Word of the Day," quizzes, games and even a feature where students can create their own user account and make word lists of words they want to learn or practice. contains teaching activities, techniques, and materials for one of the building blocks of early child literacy.

A great resource for teachers and parents!

A Maths Dictionary

Math Vocabulary for Kids

Visuwords - Visual Dictionary and Thesaurus

Visuwords(TM) online graphical dictionary allows users to look up words and find meanings and associations visually.

Word Cloud Generators

Google Teaching Templates & Resources

Teachers: To use the Google Slide templates below, click the icon in the upper right of preview to open the presentation in a new window. The presentation will open in Presentation Mode to view.

To make a copy so that you can edit and use with your students, click the Gear icon on the bottom of the presentation screen and choose "Open Editor." This will open into the Google Slides editor, where you can click on File > Make a copy to save a copy of this to your own Google Drive.

Frayer Model Template

Vocabulary Notebook Template

Digital Vocabulary Notebook - Template - Make a Copy

Vocabulary Museum Template

Vocab Museum Template

Working with New Words Template

Example - Key Vocabulary FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT HyperDoc

Vocabulary Spinner

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