Building Vocabulary and Spelling Skills

For many adult literacy learners, building a bank of vocabulary is necessary before they embark on a writing activity. But what are some effective strategies for building vocabulary? And how can you help an adult learner develop the spelling skills they need? Building vocabulary Some great strategies to use in your tutoring sessions include: draw mind maps – use mind maps to generate and expand vocabulary on different topics read model texts – read a text on the topic your learner wants to write about. Ask them to highlight the vocabulary they would like to use in their writing. Talk …

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