The KIM strategy is effective in teaching children of any class vocabularies. It encompasses three steps as noted below, to foster understanding of new words (Hariadi & Amir, 2014). The KIM strategy is simple to use and impactful.
According to Hariadi & Amir (2014):
K:Key Idea: The Key Idea is where the vocabulary is written. It is the first column to fil in.
I: Important Information: The information section is where the students will write their understanding of the keyword.
M:Memory Clue: The memory clue is something that will trigger the student’s memory of the vocabulary. At times, it could be a sketch of the object or using it in a sentence. However, it is imperative that the student makes a sentence using the vocabulary to promote better understanding.
How to use/Application
The strategy has several steps in use. Firstly, the learners should be assigned a unit accompanied with a list of vocabularies that they will fill in the KIM graphic(Hariadi & Amir, 2014). In this case, the unit will be Democracy.
The second step entails filling the ‘K’ column with the vocabularies that the stude
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