Saturday, September 20, 2008

Vocabulary, Vocabulary, Vocabulary!

Last year our class learned so many new vocabulary words through our Star Book units. As with anything we teach our students, we hope they are able to retain that information to use throughout their lives. Little did I realize that those words would become such an integral part of them. As first graders they continue to get excited by hearing a vocabulary word in a book. They continue to use those words in their writing and can't wait to share it with everyone. They are thrilled to find words they know when they are reading a new book on their own. As we learn new words from our Mem Fox unit, I can see the kids still excited by the thought of being able to use them in their writing and oral language. How great is it that we are Bringing Words To Life. Ask your child how many words he/she can remember from last year. Post me a comment to let me know!

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