- Introduce words in order, they cannot use a word in the list until the previous one has been used.
- Once a word has been introduced it can be used again.
- Various forms of the word can be used, for example (frightened, frightening, frightful)
- The story needs to make sense with a beginning, middle, and end.
Margaret Ann Richek. (2005). Words are wonderful: Interactive, time-efficient strategies to teach meaning vocabulary. The Reading Teacher, 58(5), 414-423.
You can also find many more ideas for teaching vocabulary on my Vocabulary Activities page and my Vocabulary Games page.