I’ve wanted to share these resources with you for several weeks, and have been sidetracked with other duties. Please let me know if this folder of resources is helpful, and don’t hesitate to share any good sites with me so I can add them to the lists. There are many many reasons for everyone in our ‘ohana to study vocabulary!
Evidence shows that studying and acquiring new vocabulary, memorizing sight words, and learning to decode “big” words helps students in all academic subjects. Students’ reading and writing skills improve across the board, whether they are early elementary just learning to read, or graduating seniors studying for the SAT.
It’s a wonderful academic habit to assign your keiki spelling/vocabulary words on Monday, and use those words throughout the week for reading and writing practice, with a quiz on Friday. You can create word walls so the terms they are learning are always visually right there. You could color code the words according to parts of speech and incorporate grammar into your vocab lessons. Choose words from a content area (science, social studies or math) and then USE those words in the lessons and in your daily life for that week. The more we surround our keiki with literacy, the more they will understand reading and writing as a natural part of everyday living. Maybe even have your keiki assign YOU vocabulary words every week. I’m going to look for good adult vocab sites. Let’s make this fun!!
In this folder Grade Cluster Vocabulary Lists you will find a number of resources:
Fry words are the latest edition of the Dolch word lists which organizes words according to frequency in text. Here’s a good explanation of how these lists were developed, and how they can benefit early readers: https://www.thoughtco.com/what-are-fry-words-4172325
Be sure to click on some of the resources in the document: Good resources just a click away!
And finally, please send me any or you favorite links that we can add to these resources.
‘A’ohe hana nui ke alu ‘ia!
Can’t have plenty work if we all work together! Or “many hands make light work!”
Please let me know if I can help you with anything at all.
Kumu Pua Mendonca