Idea Prompts

by Ana on June 2, 2008

This can be a fresh change to the usual vocabulary activity of “Write a sentence using the word…”. It’s important for your child to practice using newly learned words in addition to talking about them.  So this activity can help your child use the word in a meaningful way which will help them internalize its meaning. It’s also a great way to work on your child’s writing skills!

  1. Choose 3-5  words (or more if you like) that you have chosen as vocabulary words for your child.
  2. Use these words to write sentence stems for your child to complete. The goal is to really make your child think about a word’s meaning so that they can complete the rest of the sentence in a way that makes sense and shows they understand its meaning.

Examples:

triumphant : The gymnast felt triumphant when she…

coax:  I tried to coax my sister to ride the roller coaster with me because…

shabby: The house looked shabby because…

  • You can make this as challenging or as easy as you like depending on your child’s level.

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