Teaching & Learning Vocabulary for Reading Skill Development and Utilizing Technology for It
Strengthening the stock of vocabulary is an unavoidable necessity for developing reading skill. Since a learner of language
must develop reading skill, he/she should give due attention to vocabulary. The teachers also should adopt all possible steps to enrich
students’ vocabulary. In the class room teachers can teach vocabulary both directly and indirectly. Various materials like text books,
dictionaries, pictures and real things can be used for teaching vocabulary. Teachers can teach the meanings of words by using
synonyms, antonyms, hyponyms and contexts etc. All these things will be much easier for a teacher if he/she uses multimedia projector
and laptop with internet connection in the class room or shows these things in internet where the campus is Wi-Fi equipped. Teachers
can show corpuses, online dictionaries and vocabulary teaching and testing websites. This article focuses on some important aspects of
vocabulary, its relation with reading skill, the aspects of vocabulary teachers should focus, and the approaches he/she should follow for
enhancing the stock of vocabulary.
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