Learning new words is hard, particularly those that are tier 3. As these words are domain-specific, they’re often impossible to figure out from context and instead must be studied explicitly and memorized.
What I call memory cards are a tool to accomplish this. This improvement on the traditional flash card takes advantage of Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, allowing students to personalize their learning of new words.
Apply to any new word, allow time for independent study, and watch vocabulary grow!