Vocabulary Instruction through the Use of Pictures

Vocabulary Instruction through the Use of Pictures
Introduction
PWIM, or Picture-Word Inductive Model (Calhoun, 1999) is a strategy that uses pictures as a starting point from which to teach a variety of English language components such as vocabulary, spelling, phonics, word structure, and even writing. This article describes how I introduced and adapted the use of PWIM to teach vocabulary to my first grade class. Studies in the past thirty years (Anderson & Freebody, 1981; Cunningham & Stanovich . . .

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