"Little Miss English"
I have had a great deal of experience teaching vocabulary to high school students. First, it is important to understand that for an unfamiliar word to become part of a student's lexicon (the mind's internal dictionary), he or she must be exposed to the word at least seven times, maybe more. Furthermore, students should study suffixes, prefixes, and roots in order to gain a wider knowledge of our language. And above all else, students should be encouraged to read because studies prove that most new vocabulary words are learned through reading, and by analyzing context clues surrounding new wo ... More