With the help of #langchat and various blogs, I am sticking my toe into dropping vocabulary lists. I was discussing this with my friend today. I want to start with two of my classes after the National Spanish Exam. Here is what I am thinking, but I would love more input:
-I will start with a list of ten words that I want them to know.
-They will search for five to six words more that they want to learn on a topic.
-They will add it to a wiki or Padlet– (virtual cork board).
-We will eliminate similarities and have our list!
-We will make a Quizlet list because Quizlet is amazing (online vocabulary practice).
Here is what I am thinking: I will probably have to edit some of the words to pick the more universal words. I want two different lists for the different classes. I worry that the list will be way too big. Should I cut down my number of words? I would LOVE some input!
Also- on a side note, our Learning Specialist loved Quizlet and thought it was a great motivator for the students. If you have not tried it, I recommend it!