Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Higher Vocabulary=Good Reader {And some tips}

Studies show that children that have a high vocabulary are better readers.
So how do children acquire a large vocabulary?
The key is books…here are some tips.
  • Read to your children.
  • Give children time to read independently. Just read-no activities, not for a school task-just read.
  • Use words they know to help them with those they do not.
  • Be contextual more than definitional. Focus on words that children want to know from what they’ve read. Then practice using them in your speaking and in writing.
  • Make word learning fun and interesting. Help children become fascinated with words. Play games. Who can think of the most words for cold? Describe a painting. Play scrabble.
It is important that children find pleasure in words and in doing so gain joy in reading.
Wishing you homeschool blessings,

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