Easy planning, Quick set-up, Great lesson: Reviewing Vocabulary.
Reviewing an old vocabulary lesson or a set of previously learned vおcabulary is an easy to plan, quick to set-up and important lesson for language students of all levels. Teachers who keep good files should have no problem doing vocabulary review regularly. Here is a simple technique for quick (or not-so-quick!) vocabulary review:
…. Before the lesson, look up synonyms for all of the vocabulary words in the set you will be reviewing (hereafter called “the set”). Write “Review: Vocabulary ??” on the board and the list of synonyms (but NOT the set). Have students try to figure out the words in the set.
*To make this easier: write the set on the board in order, and the synonyms out of order, and have students draw lines to match them.
** To make this harder, write antonyms on the board instead.
HW Assign the words in the set as homework. 1 sentence each, or 1 question each.
Edward, SSE Ohtsu