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 D.
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 D. The kids think this is fun, though my 4 year old is struggling with just pronouncing the word – which is funny in itself. My daughter is laughing when she says the it; she thinks this weeks word is funny too!
D is for discombobulateDefinition: to throw into a state of confusion; to confuse someone
Used in a sentence:
Grandpa seemed to be discombobulated by all the fuss over his birthday this year.
The man wanted to discombobulate the audience by creating distractions to his magic trick.
(replace the word “discombobulate” with the word “confuse” in the sentences 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.
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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