As we move forward with our Blogging Through The Alphabet with some of my blogging friends we come to our “Word of the Week” beginning with the letter C.
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 C. Personally, it’s one of my favorites. I just think its a fun word. When I introduced it to my kids, they laughed; they didn’t believe it was a real word! Yes, it’s slang but a word I tend to use so it not only introduced the word but what “slang” words are.
C is for caddywhompusDefinition: crooked, uneven, broken, and side-ways
Used in a sentence:
After my bicycle was hit by the car, the tires were all caddywhompus and I couldn’t ride my bike.
(replace the word “caddywhompus” with the word “crooked” in the sentence above to give the sense a more formal sound)
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.
My kids thought this was a fun word and they were trying to use it all the first day and throughout the week. My older daughter has been trying to identify other slang words that we use.
Do you use vocabulary words in your school? What do you like to do with developing vocabulary for your children?
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