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Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Vocabulary

 

 

When you’re at home, remember to use the ‘Vocabulary Strategies’ that you’ll have been taught at school to help you with your spelling and vocabulary work.

Reminders:

Process

Hear the word.

See the word.

Say the word.

Put word into sentence. Say this.

Spell the word.

Explore synonyms and antonyms.

Create a ‘word aware’ diagram to explore the word further.

Here are some reminders about vocabulary that should help you with your vocabulary progression.

  • Structural words – a very small set of words that add structure to support meaning, e.g. determiners, prepositions and conjunctions
  • Pronouns – an extremely small set of words - his, hers, my, mine, yours, etc,
  • Prefixes and Suffixes, e.g, exploring how they change the root word.
  • Figurative language – e.g. similes, metaphor, idioms
  • Content words – the vast majority of words – e.g. nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs

  • Content - everyday words. The meaning of these words change in different contexts

  • Content - subject specific vocabulary / technical vocabulary

 

Prefixes - the most important prefixes to learn

 

Suffixes - the most important suffixes to learn

 

Vocabulary dictionaries

 

Word aware strategies