Turning 3 simple words into a plethora of new vocabulary
Tip 1: Play Word Games Identify synonyms and antonyms: especially fun for 2nd and 3rd graders building language skills rapidly as reading levels increase.
Provide examples and non-examples: exaggerate non-examples making them fun to add silliness to learning.
Relate words to everyday experiences: at a restaurant, playground, visiting family, find ways to point out different objects and experiences.
Tip 2: Engage in Conversation
Plug-in the vocabulary words in everyday conversations. For example:
Reading a book and pointing out vocabulary words
Tip 3: Taste your Words
Unique recipes involve vocabulary words in a cooking activity. We call it ‘tasting letters’! Involving the 5 senses builds retention and understanding.
Ideas to remember vocabulary words: – sticky notes (on bedroom doors and other unusual places) – Bathroom mirrors with dry erase markers (the kids get a ‘kick’ out of this)
HAVE FUN ENGAGING WITH WORDS!
Each month our lessons and activities offer a group of vocabulary words your child will be exposed to at school in the corresponding subject areas. Using them at home will increase their level of understanding and comprehension in the classroom. Use the words throughout the month, not just in our activities. Try out a few of our tips with our suggested vocabulary words and you will see your child’s vocabulary expand each month.