Keyword MnemonicsPosted in: Reading Interventions – Acquisition | Reading Interventions – Generalization | Reading Interventions – Proficiency/Accuracy | Reading Interventions – Proficiency/Speed
Mnemonics are strategies and techniques that aid in memory. A mnemonic keyword connects a new vocabulary word to students’ prior knowledge by using a visual depicting the definition to the new vocabulary word. New vocabulary terms are introduced through a similar sounding word (keyword). This keyword is illustrated in such a way that the keyword interacts with critical attributes of the definition of the new word. Lastly, a sentence is created to connect the keyword to the new definition.
Common Core Standards: Varied
Setting: Whole Class, Small Group, Individual
Focus Area: Acquisition, Fluency and Generalization