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A pciture is worth a thousand words
Fred R Barnard
1921, American advertiser

Vocabulary and spelling series

Mapping vocabulary exercise:
Remember * use * understand

The exercise below will help you remember, use and understand a vocabulary word.

After you print your map with the word's definitons, synonyms, translation, and use is to draw a picture or illustrate the word!

Text of exercise:

One strategy for more fully understanding a vocabulary word is to map out its usage. This exercise will help you remember, use and understand a vocabulary word:

As an exercise, define your word, find synonyms and antonyms, use it in a sentence, and even translate it into another language you are familiar with.  Another strategy is to capture or draw your own images of the word, or your interpretations of it.

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Flash exercise contributed by Michaela Benson and Dr. Brad Hokanson, Interactive Media (IN 5341) School of Design, University of Minnesota; edited and adapted by Joe Landsberger.