Learning Contextualized Vocabulary
Passaic County Community College Professor

Learning Contextualized Vocabulary with Internet Tools

How many words do you know in your language? How many of those words did you look up in the dictionary?

Abstract for TESOL 09 presentation Thursday, March 26 at 9:30 am in the Electronic Village

While reading novels, students cannot possibly look up all the words that are new to them. By understanding the story, they gradually develop skills to understand the words in the context presented. This presentation demonstrates how visual dictionary and online learner’s dictionaries help students understand (and pronounce) new vocabulary items, and practice exercises in Quia or Hot Potatoes give students opportunities for incidental learning while practicing target vocabulary. Handout and website provided.

Guessing Meaning from Context

Vocabulary Learning Journal with images

PowerPoint to provide vocabulary preview:


My Quia activities and quizzes
Giver Vocabulary
Sarah Plain & Tall- Chapter 5 Vocabulary
Summary of Sounder Chapter IV (vocabulary & content)
Sarah, Plain and Tall: Who said it?
The Pearl Matching Vocabulary and Pictures
Freak the Mighty Vocabulary in Context 3
The Pearl Vocabulary in context III
The Legend of King Arthur
Useful links
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