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Suggestions for studying vocabulary words

 

Be My Echo

· Sit at the table with the Homework Folder open to the new words.

· Say, “Be my echo.”

· Point to a word and say it.

· Have the child point to the same word and say it.

· Continue with the list until all the words are done.

· Do whole list 2 times.

· Reverse roles – have your child point to and say the word – you echo.

 

Find My Word

· Sit at the table with the Homework Folder open to the words.

· Do “Be My Echo” saying each word once.

· Say, “Find my word.”

· Say a word from the list without pointing to it.

· The child points to the word and echos it.

 

Floating Finger

· Sit at the table with Folder open to the words.

· Play Be My Echo.

· Point to a word on the list but don’t say it.

· The child says the word.

· If the child has difficulty, go back to Be My Echo.

· Skip around on the list. Make your finger ‘float’ around.

 

Growing Words

· Sit at the table with the Folder open to the words.

· Have a pencil and paper.

· Play Be My Echo if needed.

· On the paper write the first letter of one of the words on the list.

· The child guesses a word from the list and points to it, and then fills in the rest of the letters.

· If needed use more letters for clues.

 

 

 Leave Me Out

· Sit at a table with the Folder open to the words.

· Play “Be My Echo”

· Make up a sentence for one of the words but leave the word out.

· Have the child point to the missing word, say it, and repeat the sentence.

· Continue with the list until all the words are used.

 

Spell It Out

· Sit at a table with the folder open to the words.

· Play Be My Echo or floating Finger.

· Spell out one of the words on the list slowly while the child looks at the list.

· The child finds the word on the list, points to it, says it, and spells it.

· Continue until all the words are done.

 

Rivet

· Sit at a table with the folder open to the words. Have pencil and paper ready.

· Play Be My Echo or Floating Finger as needed.

· Pick a word. On the paper draw a line for each letter of the word.

· The child guesses the first letter of the word.

· Keep track of the wrong guesses on the side of the paper.

· After the first letter is guessed, the child may guess the second letter.

· Continue until all the letters are filled in and the child can tell you the word.

· Keep score of the number of wrong letter guesses. Can the child guess the word with no wrong guesses?

 

Game with word cards

· Use index cards to make cards. Put one word on each card. For memory, make two of each word.

· Use one of each card. Spread them out on the table. Have the child close his/her eyes. Take one card away. See if the child can tell you the card that is missing.