Thursday 8 October 2015

Weekly Vocabulary lists

Words are our tools to communicate with others, as well as explore and analyze the world around us. Therefore, it stands to reason that children with a limited vocabulary will be handicapped in their educational progress. The most obvious effect of an underdeveloped vocabulary will be seen in poor reading comprehension, as children struggle to extract meaning from reading passages. Well-developed vocabulary and reading comprehension skills are central to success on the Quizzes, tests, and standardized tests. Vocabulary appears in two main ways: 1) Reading questions that directly test vocabulary 2) Comprehension questions that require strong vocabulary knowledge. Strong vocabulary also helps students produce better writing pieces.
For the above mentioned reasons, I felt the need of our students to learn new words. So, new words will be introduces in class every week. Students will also learn how to look them up in a dictionary and they will do some vocabulary activities in class. The list will be sent home every week for parents to review with their kids. You can even ask your kids about the meanings of these words or how to use them in a sentence.

This weeks list:

  1. prank
  2. foe
  3. reply
  4. feeble
  5. drowsy
  6. sturdy
  7. vast
  8. annual
  9. purchase
  10. frail