Yesterday I posted some tips for teaching spelling, here are some of the methods we use to learn vocabulary words.
Each week I pick 10 words from our spelling list. These are the vocabulary words for the week. As with spelling every day we go over the meaning of each vocabulary word. These are the other activities we do every day, for Vocabulary.
Monday- using a standard Websters Dictionary, look up the meaning for each word, and write it on your paper.
Tuesday- Use each vocabulary word in a complete sentence. Use each word only one time each.
Wednesday- Think of either a synonym, or an antonym for each vocabulary word. I generally alternate this from week, to week.
Thursday- Write each vocabulary word, and the meaning two times each.
Friday- Test to see how much was retained.
One other thing that I find to be very helpful is, if DJ finds a word during his readings that he does not know, I have him look it up in the dictionary rather than just telling him what it means.
I hope everyone is having a marvelous Tuesday.