Before and After Vocabulary Grids
Give each student a list of key words with two blank columns alongside. In the first column the students write the meaning of each word or what they guess the meaning is for each word. As they come across the word later during the lessons the students can revise their original definition. At this point the answers can be discussed and clarified in the whole class.
The benefits of Before and After Vocabulary Grids are that they:
- focus attention onto key words;
- provide opportunities for students to actively work out word meaning;
- help students become independent learners of new words by using strategies such as context clues.