Vocabulary learning should focus on:
Form - Spelling, Affixes, Verb Tenses
Meaning - Remembering synonyms and most common definitions.
Use-Where, When, How is it used? What are the most common uses?
Some articles on learning vocabulary:
Learning Vocabulary: Frequency is the Key
- Write/ Use
- Context Exposure/Utility
Learning Vocabulary: Strategies
- Common Sense
- Context Clues/Hints
- Dictionary Definition
- Grouping into Categories
- Mapping Interconnectedness and Relationships
- Distinguish Examples: What it is/What it isnt.
- Intensity Continuum Imagery/Ranking