This video from SERVE illustrates how kindergarten teacher Cathy Garner using three methods to boost her students’ vocabulary. First, she shows students picture cards to help them put a name to each image. Then Garner reads a story aloud that uses the vocabulary from the picture cards. Finally, she takes time throughout the day to engage in rich conversation with her students, recasting their simple vocabulary to use the newly acquired target vocabulary words.
Produced by WGBH for SERVE.