The Importance of Vocabulary
“Actions speak louder than words.” Do you agree? Sure, but sometimes words speak louder than anything else. The words a person uses, or their vocabulary, will often tell their story. For example, isn’t it shocking when the person who looks educated and dignified opens their mouth and their vocabulary horrifies everyone around them? What people say and how they say it, speaks volumes about who they are and what they are capable of.
Spelling City offers many literature based word lists which are perfect for unit studies and other topical based learning methods. However, a study involving only literature based word lists will leave the student’s vocabulary skills lopsided. A balanced approach will involve the systematic study of root words, prefixes and suffixes. These are essentially the building blocks of words or the keys to vocabulary understanding. Once a student masters the three keys of root words, prefixes, and suffixes, an unknown word can simply be broken down and the meaning discovered. Drill and practice with root words, suffixes, and prefixes is now available through the many resources offered in Spelling City.
Visit Learning Vocabulary is Fun for additional root word practice activities.