Thursday, March 30, 2006

Vocabulary and Our Word of the Week Study

In this earlier post, I explained about a vocabulary study we started in which we signed up to receive a new word a day from an online dictionary site. This has been alot of fun for us and we have had so many connections to the words that we are studying. They seem to be popping up everywhere! We have modified this study to just once a week. It has filtered to other members of our family as Josh's older brother remarked on a word Josh had told him about when he himself came across the word in some reading he was doing. Just the other day, Josh called me excitedly over to the computer to read something to me. He then proceeded to read a sentence which used one of our earlier words, pugilist, in it. And in what context was this word used you may be wondering? He was reading an article on the NHL (ice hockey) website lol. He knew EXACTLY what they were talking about.

Our word for this week:

autodidact:
noun- 1. one who is self-taught

A very good word for a homeschooler don't you think :)

3 Comments:

Blogger Mother Crone's Homeschool said...

I'll have to check that site out. The kids love getting email, and I would enjoy hearing about their new words.

12:17 PM  
Blogger barb said...

We have a great time with this and it helps to boost our vocabulary at the same time. Every day got to be too much so we just do it once a month but you'd be surprised at even just how much that little bit helps.

12:58 PM  
Blogger barb said...

I meant once a week, not once a month but hey even that would be beneficial :)

8:25 PM  

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