Previous studies have reinforced what teachers of English Language Learners know – having students draw images of new vocabulary words improves comprehension and retention (see No Surprise To ELL Teachers: Study Finds Drawing Words Helps In Learning Them).
Yet another study has reached the same conclusion.
You can find the study, titled The Surprisingly Powerful Influence of Drawing on Memory here, but it’s behind a paywall (there are still ways to access it).
You can also read a report on it here.
I’m adding this info to The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary.