Learning new vocabulary can be both fun and simple if you employ the right vocabulary strategies. Since everyone learns differently, you may want to adjust your vocabulary strategies to your own personal learning style. Fortunately, there are some great ways for anyone- whether an auditory or visual learner- to learn new vocabulary words.
Strategies for learning vocabulary words range from rote memorization to fun and interesting games. Tailor your strategy to your learning style or play some fun games with words to memorize vocabulary words quickly and easily.
Visual learners learn best by reading and writing. Visual learners can often improve their vocabulary by doing something as simple as reading a lot.
You can also devise mnemonic devices by coming up with associations for the words. For example, if you are trying to learn the word “boisterous” which means noisy, loud and rowdy, you could create a word association like Boy did those boisterous people stir up trouble for us. "Boy-stir-us.”
Auditory learners learn by listening.
Both auditory and visual learners can learn new vocabulary words by making a game out of it.
Crossword Puzzle Games allows you to design your very own crossword puzzle by inputting the words you want to learn and the definition of the word as hints. Make a crossword puzzle daily or weekly with words that you want to learn and then complete the crossword puzzle. You will feel as though you are just doing a fun activity and your brain will commit the words to memory.
Armoured Penquin allows you to make your own word jumble. Enter the words that you want to learn and then you can spend time searching for them in the word search. When you find the word, ask yourself the definition. Learning while having fun can be a great way to memorize vocabulary words and improve your powers of speech.
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