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A class '''vocabulary envelope''' is a student-centred and cooperative system of recording and reviewing [[vocabulary]] and has numerous applications.
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====Method====
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*At the end of each class, the teacher asks students to choose up to eight lexical items from the lesson that they would like to remember.
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*Alone or in pairs, the students then create vocabulary tabs on small sqaures of paper which should include any important specifics from the list above. Here is an example:
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[[Image:Tab.jpeg|400px|thumb|left|A vocabulary tab]]
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*The teacher monitors the creation of the tabs, checking the accuracy and helping.
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*Once finished, all the tabs are put into a class envelope which accumulates up to eight tabs each lesson.
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*During subsequent classes, [[Vocabulary ELT games|vocabulary games]] can be played with the tabs to review them. Games such as guess the word, mnemonics, charades and pictionary all work well.
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*During a course, the students may want to revise the contents of the envelope, throwing away any that have been memorized and clarifying any that are unclear.
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====Vocabulary envelope games====
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There are a few games which rely on the availabiity of vocabulary tabs, and are as follows:

Revision as of 16:28, 28 October 2012

A class vocabulary envelope is a student-centred and cooperative system of recording and reviewing vocabulary and has numerous applications.

Method

  • At the end of each class, the teacher asks students to choose up to eight lexical items from the lesson that they would like to remember.
  • Alone or in pairs, the students then create vocabulary tabs on small sqaures of paper which should include any important specifics from the list above. Here is an example:
A vocabulary tab
  • The teacher monitors the creation of the tabs, checking the accuracy and helping.
  • Once finished, all the tabs are put into a class envelope which accumulates up to eight tabs each lesson.
  • During subsequent classes, vocabulary games can be played with the tabs to review them. Games such as guess the word, mnemonics, charades and pictionary all work well.
  • During a course, the students may want to revise the contents of the envelope, throwing away any that have been memorized and clarifying any that are unclear.

Vocabulary envelope games

There are a few games which rely on the availabiity of vocabulary tabs, and are as follows: