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No Surprise To ELL Teachers: Study Finds Drawing Words Helps In Learning Them


Teachers of English Language Learners, and researchers (see No Surprise In This Study: Language Learners Retain Vocabulary Better When Connected To Gestures & Images), have known for a long time that drawing  pictures of words enhances memories of them.

A new, and exhaustive, study seems to have confirmed that understanding.

You can read a summary of the research here and also watch a video summary in the short video embedded below (I wish more researchers would make videos like this one). In a pleasant surprise, the study itself is available for free online.


I’m adding this post to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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