5 Great Apps to Keep a Vocabulary Notebook

Vocabulary Notebook in your phone

A Vocabulary Notebook is a booklet in which you can register new vocabulary so you can spend some time learning these new words out of the classroom. I have a lot of respect for students who are  good listeners and good writers  too , They always listen  and read trying to find something new  to learn, sometimes  you have to ask yourself what was the last  word that I learned?  so you can understand  how active you are in seeking  new knowledge.

Some of my students  keep a vocabulary notebook in old fashion ways which is keeping a notebook  close all the time, now  with the advancements in technology, this can be done through your smartphone, tablet  or your PC.

Some of the Best apps to keep a Vocabulary Notebook

Evernote is an app that you can use to capture, organize, and share notes from anywhere. Your best ideas are always with you and always in sync. This means that you can take and check your vocabulary notebook everywhere and you can even share it with others.

Quizlet is a tool that  many teachers use  to introduce vocabulary and  test their students you can create different sets for different types of vocabulary.

Google Keep makes it easy to capture a thought or list for yourself, and share it with friends and family.

OneNote is set up like a notebook to bring the familiar physical 3-ring binder to the digital era. Easily use sections and pages to separate out thoughts by theme at school, home or work.

Dropbox Paper is  an app to create new docs or edit existing ones, and share them with your classmates  from the app, so you can capture inspiration wherever you are.


How to Organize Your Vocabulary Notebook

There are several  ways in which you can organize your vocabulary notebook, these are some of the most common ones:

  1. Parts of the Speech: You can  organize your vocabulary using the following categories:
    • Verbs
    • Pronouns
    • Adverbs
    • prepositions
    • Nouns
    • Conjunctions
    • Interjections
    • Adjectives
  2. Word Families: When you learn a new words, you can learn some of the words related to that one, for example:
    • photo
    • photograph
    • photographer
    • photographic
  3. Lexical Sets: If you learn a term, learn some words related to that topic or subtopic for example:
    • Trees
    • Leaves
    • Branches
    • Grass

Conclusion

Remember that a vocabulary notebook can really increase our vocabulary, when vocabulary notebooks are used, there is a high chance that besides recognizing the word the next time you see it or hear it, you will start using most of those words in your writing and when you speak.

For more information about teaching vocabulary, read this series of articles on teaching vocabulary

What apps do you use to keep a vocabulary notebook? Leave a comment with your recommendations

 

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