Teaching vocabulary is only good for students if they actually LEARN the words. Here’s one way a teacher uses a bulletin board to increase students’ vocabulary:
Make sure to post:
1. the vocab word (big enough to see from every desk)
2. a simple definition
3. a simple picture to help explain the definition
4. a list of previously learned vocab words
This teacher introduces the words (10 each week) on Monday and then reviews all the words every morning (only takes a few minutes on Tues-Friday). The class also comes up with a gesture for each word. I’ve seen her class do these vocab activities, and let me tell ya, these kids really learn the words!