A good vocabulary can help you communicate better in everyday life and express yourself in the best way possible. The better your vocabulary is, the more precise you can be about what you are saying or writing.
To incorporate a word into your vocabulary, you need to properly understand its meaning and then use it and reuse it!
Students started using the notebooks as their vocabulary logs – a place where they could note down new words. We discussed what they could include in the logs, and the teacher put some examples on the board.
Now the class spends 20–30 minutes a week completing their vocabulary log.
Students look through the lessons and write down new words that they need to or would like to remember. The teacher let them work as they prefer. Some students like to work individually; others work in pairs or groups. They write down the words of their choice.
It’s very interesting to see which words the students note down. It clearly shows which words the students know and don’t know, and which students need more or less help.
A small prize was given to the student with the best vocabulary log. Hopefully, that will keep them more motivated!