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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:04 am 
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Hello All.

I am trying my best to keep ds captivated :lol: whilst prepping him, and to help him along and keep him refreshed with his vocabulary, I need to be creative with my teaching skills.

I was thinking of starting this thread to compile ideas on how best to get the little ones captivated.

So far, I use

1. Flash Cards, make my own, or using FlashCardExchange - also make picture flashcards to give a visual aid for the definition, such as "stile" or "press"

2. Tell him to write interesting sentences with new vocab

3. prepare worksheets for him for compund words and opposites where I have a column on the left hand side, and a jumbled up column on the right hand side and he has to join up the correct words with lines.

4. make crosswords for him using CrosswordWeaver for words where a he needs to learn a definition

5. make wordsearches using PuzzleMaker to find words in the same category, such as Types of Birds

and after all that (phew), ds will look at a cross word and say "awww... not crosswords again!" :shock:

Any ideas and suggestions from anyone else? :?:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:35 am 
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more a fun game and a yardstick of how advanced your child's vocab is.
start with one word and take turns ti11 one of you is stumped.
You can be as rigid with the answers as you want to be.

e.g starting word is TREE

tree..bark..trunk..leaf..stem..bark..branch..foliage..
flower..seed..nuts..acorn..conker..chestnut..ash..beech..walnut..canopy..

diversify with..

forest..jungle...woods...copse...coppice...thicket...etc etc

or

logging..furniture..chair..sofa..table..settee..bed..bedstead...
legs...cushions.....tassles..satin..cotton..polyester...wool...nylon...etc

or

fuel..machinery..chainsaws..axe..hammer...nails...screws..thumbtacks..pins..sewing...etc

and you can wander a11 over..

of course you must have a top-notch bank of words in your head to introduce to your child
and not be the one left standing. :lol:

Try not to use football/Pokemon/Yu-Gi-Oh as a starting word
as you wi11 get a list of names you don't recognise and you only know 4.

good to do in car or when waiting around or cuddled up on the sofa.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:34 pm 
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Heres a nice word scrambler - anagram maker.

http://www.senteacher.org/Worksheet/53/Anagrams.xhtml


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