Keyword Mnemonics

Posted 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

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