Memorize ‘Fer’ to ‘Carry On’ Vocabulary Building

Academic reading, especially in the natural sciences and social sciences are loaded with Greek and Latin word parts. Knowing even one word part of an unknown word can enhance your little ones’ ability to accurately decipher the meaning of that word.

However building familiarity with Greek and Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes can prove to be an onerous task for kids. As parents, you may find it difficult to ensure an active participation of your children in the learning process.Memorize ‘Fer’ to ‘Carry On’ Vocabulary Building

To help you deal with this challenge, Vocab Tunes has come up with an innovative music-based program to make children improve vocabulary by tapping their feet in tune to its 21 exclusive songs. So, let’s listen to one of its tracks ‘Carry On’ to learn about a widely used Latin root wordfer’.

The root word ‘fer’ means to ‘carry’. Many seemingly unrelated words are related etymologically by this root word. Consider, for instance, the words conifer, refer, transfer, and suffer. Read more

Etymology: How Root Words can boost your English Vocabulary

Interpreting and comprehending different words in the English vocabulary are prime qualities of a good reader. However, for the little minds of your children to possess these assets seem quite difficult. For, they may not have learnt all of them. Still, why take the joy of reading away from them?

A child’s memory power being any day better, it becomes easy for them to remember the word patterns and create different words from one single root. In addition, most of the words in English language have their origin from Latin and Greek roots and just by adding prefixes or suffixes in front or at the end of the root(s) word families can easily be understood. Hence, a sound knowledge of root words becomes as significant as any other practice.Etymology How Root Words can boost your English Vocabulary

Indeed, it is time now you introduce your kids to Vocab Tunes’ 6 to 8th Grade Workbook w/CD. Containing a CD/DVD that has different music videos, this thoroughly researched program presents a fun and lively way of learning difficult words with the help of Latin and Greek root words. Read more

Enhance Your Kids’ Vocabulary With 3 to 5th Grade Workbook w/CD

One of the prime concerns of every parent lies in inculcating an adequate learning ability in their little ones. To help you deal with this challenge of building your kids’ word bank, Vocab Tunes, an online learning platform, has come up with an exclusive product for 3-5 grade kids. It consists of a workbook of 10 chapters with corresponding music CDs and a DVD containing 21 fun music videos to make your children fall in love with learning thousands of English words.3-5 Grade Kids Vocabulary Building Workbook w/CD

For every chapter, the workbook comprises a chapter introduction that defines the root word or words to be discussed in the corresponding chapter. With an example or two, it provides an insight on the usage of that root for creating different words. Next, are the lyrics for the song containing Latin roots with prefixes/suffixes to help your child discover new words. The next two pages consist of two different quizzes. One is on word definitions, and the other is on word parts. Read more

Learning Root Words — Key to Enhancing Your Kids’ Vocabulary

Dictionary’, ‘tractor ‘and ‘captain’ — can you trace the origin of these three words? To your surprise, all these three words have come from the Latin language. While Latin root ‘DICT’ and its variant ‘DIC’, which means ‘say’ or ‘declare’ makes the word ‘DICtionary’, root word ‘CAP’ meaning take and receive forms the word ‘CAPtain’. Latin root trahere or ‘TRACT’, which means ‘pull’ or ‘drag’, makes the word ‘tractor’.Learning Root Words — Key to Enhancing Your Kids’ Vocabulary

Many of you would be unaware of the fact that over 60 percent of the words in the English language have been borrowed from the Greek and Latin language. If we study the root words thoroughly, we will discover that most of the commonly used medical and scientific terms (up to 90 percent) and social studies words (71 percent) have actually been derived from Latin and Greek roots. Therefore, it is important for kids to have a deep understanding of the root words in order to enrich their vocabulary and to excel in the English language. Read more

Doing It Differently: 5 Fun Ways to Motivate “Word Wizards” in Your Classroom

As Steven Stahl puts it, “Vocabulary knowledge is knowledge; the knowledge of a word not only implies a definition, but also implies how that word fits into the world,” those working with young minds need to foster their development of a large “word bank” that can be carried beyond the classroom walls.Doing It Differently 5 Fun Ways to Motivate “<strong>Word Wizards</strong>” in Your Classroom

Here are 5 fun vocabulary activities to motivate “word wizards” of all ages.

Using Games

Teachers can make vocabulary more fun to learn by turning the process into games such as charades, taboo, and concentration. Bingo is yet another popular game for young learners where bingo cards are made with illustrations and each word is called out. Read more