As I continue with Blogging Through the Alphabet with some of our homeschool friends, we come to the letter X.
Coming up with a word beginning with X can be challenging at time. We found this word and thought it would be a good word to add to our vocabulary (and our scrabble word vault :))
My children are elementary age so these words are aimed at developing my elementary school aged kids vocabulary but are generally words that I think are interesting, unique or something kids should know.
This weeks Blogging Through the Alphabet – Word of the Week begins with X.
X is for XylemDefinition: a part of a plants vascular system which conveys water and dissolves minerals
Crystal studied the xylem in botany class.
The xylem is the woody part of the plant stem.
How we worked with the word:
- Write the word and its definition in our vocabulary notebook.
- Read the definition out loud.
- Write two sentences using the word properly.
- Use the word each day in some manner to try and make the use of the word part of our vocabulary.
The kids like to see who can remember to use the word of the week at breakfast each morning. We are now giving points each day for using it in a sentence properly each day. Whoever gets the most points gets to choose the weekend movie.
Do you use vocabulary words in your school? What do you like to do with developing vocabulary for your children?
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