Tips to help your child learn vocabulary words.
Your child will be given a vocabulary list to study each week. These words are taken from the stories that the children are expected to read independently. There are many ways to practice the words during the week. He/she will take a weekly test and receive a new list to study.
1. Read the vocabulary word list each day. Post them up at home and practice reading them each day. Put a check mark after they can be read quickly.
2. You may make flashcards with them and play a game of matching pairs (Concentration). Games are a fun way to practice reading the words.
3. Use a dry erase marker and white board to practice writing the words.
4. Put the word cards in a bag and have your child win points each time they can read the word. Each word can be worth 10 points.
5. Rainbow writing: have your child use a different color to trace over the word as they read them.
6. Stick the word cards with tape around a room and have them run to find the word you say quickly and bring them to you. (Stick them up in place that have a clear path.)
7. While in a car trip, have him or her spell it out to you. You can also spell it out and have him/her say the word aloud.
Your child will be given a list of words on the homework page. Him/her need to study the words and be ready to take a spelling test each Friday. Some homework activities will help your child practice the spelling words.
2. Do the spelling practice work in your homework pages. Results will be passed out the following week.
3. Use white board and dry erase marker to have him/her practice the spelling words.
4. Give clues to the meaning of the word and have him/her look for the word on the list.
5. Have him/her trace over the words with different crayons-"rainbow writing".
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3. Read with your child 15- 20 minutes daily. Ask him/her questions about the story.
Who are the characters? What happened at the beginning? What happens in the middle of the story? What happens at the end of the story? What is the main event in the story? Where does the story take place?
When did the story happen? Why did the characters...? What problem is in the story? How did the problem get resolved?
4. Have your child read Take-Home book to three people and have them sign the book. (It can be the same adult 3 times or siblings older than them. If your child does not have 3 signatures they will be reading during their recess times).