This handbook is designed to serve as a basic guide to communicative strategies for vocabulary development. Over 75 interactive, student-centered activities are presented, with examples based on the Word by Word Picture Dictionary. In addtition, a brief summary of approaches for introducing and practicing the vocabulary in Word by Word is presented. This handbook is appropriate both as a companion manual for users of Word by Word as well as a professional reference tool for new teachers, experienced teachers, and teachers-in-training. The activities in this handbook are designed to foster dynamic and communicative vocabulary learning while taking advantage of students' differing learning styles and particular abilities and strengths.