Teaching Word Meanings as Concepts

This article discusses specific techniques that have proven successful in teaching word meanings as concepts. “Concept of Definition Maps”, “Semantic Mapping”, “Semantic Feature Mapping”, “Possible Sentences”, “Comparing and Contrasting”, and “Teaching Word Parts” are explored and explained.

Common Core State Standards: 
Foundational Skills
Instructional Strategies: 
Word Analysis
Semantic Mapping

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