Build Vocabulary by Breaking it Down!

What You Need:

  • Index cards
  • Marker
  • Dictionary or thesaurus

What You Do:

  1. Work with your child to pull together a list of ten challenging vocabulary words.
  2. Write each word on one side of an index card with the definition.
  3. Now, research with your child each word's language origin and write it on one side of an index card.
  4. Using a thesaurus or dictionary, find a synonym for every word. Do the same for antonyms.
  5. You should now have a total of 40 index cards. Time to play fish! Whoever gets the most appropriate matches wins.

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