Vocabulary Strategy


Name of Strategy:  Logographic Cues


Purpose:   Logographic cue cards are an interactive activity to help students learn vocabulary words.


Description of Strategy: (Putting the Strategy to Work)

  1. Write the vocabulary word on one side of the card (index card).
  2. On the other side students write the definition.
  3. On the same side they draw a logograph that suggests the meaning of the word.

(Example:  draw a ghost for apparition, or someone of the edge of a cliff for precarious).

  1. Students can also write synonyms of the word and record where the word came from.


Other Comments:  Students should create their own unique logographic cards to ensure they use logographs that are meaningful to them.


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