Vocabulary is all the words known and used by a particular person. A rich vocabulary or knowledge of words makes the text more structured and attractive. It is important that from a young age, we encourage children to be thoughtful about the words that they use. Once that interest is generated it will continue throughout their school life and into adulthood.
Let us discuss the vocabulary building worksheets.
The first worksheet is about anagrams. An anagram is a word which is formed by rearranging all the letters for another word.
The word ‘ten’ can be rearranged into ‘net.’ We have used the letters of ‘t’ ‘e’ ‘n’ and rearranged them to form the word ‘net.’
Anagrams helps understand the relationship between words, how they are spelled and their structure along with adding to our vocabulary. It is a great word work exercise to learn new words.
Synonyms are words with similar meanings. English is a rich and varied language. We have a variety of words which can be substituted for one another. For example, a simple word like small can be substituted with the word tiny or little or microscopic or miniature or compact. Synonyms are a useful tool too add meaningful words to your vocabulary.
Antonyms are words that have the opposite meaning.
It is a good exercise to get the children interested in words.
An elephant is huge but an ant is ________. Such exercises help build interest and encourage participation.
Describing words or adjectives too enrich vocabulary. It teaches the child new ways to describe something.
Ask your children to describe it.
A red apple
A green apple
A yummy apple
A sweet apple
A delicious apple
A crunchy apple
A rotten apple
A juicy apple
To practice adjectives, download free worksheets by going here.
The last worksheet of this pack is about homophones. Homophones are words that have similar pronunciation but have different meanings and are spelt differently.
Please check this space to read more about homophones and download free worksheets.