Building Vocabulary – Compare and Contrast



Vocabulary size is the most important factor impacting on the ability for school-age children to learn new information.

As we begin to learn new words we need to be exposed to a variety of different words. This includes names, descriptive words, verbs and location words.

When we have a depth of vocabulary we need this information to be well organised. Children with normally developing language naturally build up layers of meaning for the new words they learn. They are able to understand the links and differences between semantic concepts such as synonyms, antonyms, homonyms and categories. However, some children need our support to develop these connections.

This resources focuses on developing links between words through examining similiarities and differences.

The resource contains 8 pages of general vocabulary followed by specific vocabulary sets for clothing, community, food, games/sports, and nature.


Resource contains – General vocabulary, Clothing, Out and about, Food, Sports/games, Nature and a Game

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PDF (Acrobat) Document File

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54 MB, 27 pages


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