What We Are Learning & How To Help Your Child
Introduction to Vocabulary
A student in Mrs. Ballard's classroom using a dictionary to find out the meaning of an unfamiliar word.
Class Story Time
Mrs. Ballard is reading aloud to her classroom a story. While we read, we are uncovering meanings to words that may be unknown to students.
A student in Mrs. Ballard's class is practicing writing a sentence using a vocabulary word.
Class Story Time
What You Can Do To Help
How To Help Your Student Learn New Vocabulary
These are strategies we are learning at school that you and your student can use at home. Have your child explain them to you!
- Vocabulary notebooks where the student keeps an alphabetical list of new words (for added help: have students write the meaning in their own words)
- Drawing a picture associated with the new word to help them remember the word easier
- Look for words in TV commercials or on the radio that may be unfamiliar to your student and talk about it
- Use vacations or fun events with your students to talk about new things around them
- If your student doesn't understand a meaning of a word, help them look through a thesaurus to look at similar words
Things I Am Doing To Help Your Student Be Successful
I am listening thoroughly to your student share in class either in whole group, small groups, or individually with me. This helps me to know how I can be helping your student individually be successful. I am making sure your students are reading vocabulary-rich texts that will help them see unfamiliar words. Students will be reading a variety of texts such as newspapers, textbooks, poetry, short stories, etc. Together, we can help make learning successful for your student.
As always, please don't hesitate to email me at email@example.com with any questions or concerns. I'd love to help in any way that I can.