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Building Your Vocabulary

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September 17, 2009

In newsletter I just read, a reader told about her word of the day project for her kids. It is an excellent idea, wish I had done it. But, why stop with the kids, I have for several years gotten newsletters from two sites that provide a word-of-the-day, with pronunciation, definition and example of its use.

These sites are Dictionary.com and Merriam-Webster.com

A few words I know, most I don't. I may never use them in conversation, but it is still good to know about them. Interesting or odd ones I pass on to family and friends. Some shorter ones I write down for possible use in scrabble type games. Adults can learn new words too, and it is fun. They are the first things I look for in my emails each day.

Source: Just looking up words and found the newsletter sign up area.

By Linda from Bloomington, IL from Bloomington, IL

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October 10, 2017

I'll have to admit that reading has never been my favorite thing to do and I regret it. Growing up in the country on a farm, I have always loved being outside. Now that I am retired and getting older, I have slowed down quite a bit. Resting my back is a must so I have started checking out books at the library. I have read quite a few this year.

When I come across a word I'm not quite sure of the meaning, I mark the margin with a pencil and later get on the computer and look up the words by typing in the search section: Define ------. The word comes up and it gives the meaning and also the pronunciation.

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I don't think you get too old to learn.

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November 14, 2007

Here is a fun site that is educational AND donates money to the United Nations World Food Program. It runs you through words and definitions. For each word you define correctly, 10 grains of rice are donated. The words get harder until it finds your vocabulary level. Good for anyone that would like to improve your language skills and WAY more fun than reading the dictionary.

Jess in Oregon

Link: http://www.freerice.com/

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September 9, 20130 found this helpful

A well developed vocabulary makes for better communication and knowledge acquisition. Expanding your child's vocabulary is fun and engaging.

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