Building Your Vocabulary.

New words are coming to the front every day. I hear them on the television, and mostly on the news. I believe it is a good thing to build your vocabulary. It is part of learning to read. If the vocabulary is huge, the reading level should also be high.

I taught with several teachers before I taught reading classes on my own. Vocabulary was an emphasis in the little classes that I helped with. We stressed looking up words in the dictionary and telling us what those words meant. As a classroom teacher, we would have word drills with the dictionary. I would put the word on the board, and they would see who could find it first. It was a game, but we learned new words.

Tests at the beginning and the end of the school year have a vocabulary section. If you don’t know the words, it is because you are looking at those that are above grade level. I encourage you to read what you are interested in, and do research on that subject. I once did a report on Snakes because I had a strong fear of them. I figured my knowledge about them would help calm me down. I found those that were non-poisonous, and those that were poisonous. I made lists, and looked up the kinds of snakes. By the time I did an oral report on Snakes, I knew more than most people about them. I don’t like them if they surprise me, but I don’t fear them like I did.


Author: rubiescorner

I love to paint,write,make up my own recipes, and sing. I write poetry, songs, and books. I began to paint, because my sister left me art supplies, and I needed to use them. She encouraged anyone to paint.Then she died of cancer. I began to paint more, because I was grieving over her death. As I painted I came out of my gloom, and grief. She was a wonderful, artist. I continue to paint. Recently I have been writing my, fourth, novel. It is about life for a couple who live in a small, town. There is one, adventure after another, in this book. I make no apology for writing Christian novels. I believe there is an audience for Christian literature that is written in this century! My prayer is that after reading it, people will want to read the Word of God, and commit to Christ. I pray over the text, and type. My son encouraged me to join Word, and he set up my first blog which we called Rubies Corner's Blog. I have other blogs which I have left open, but the largest, blog at this point is Rubies Corner's Blog. My book is being written on rubiesdonovels which is another blog. I am currently writing my fourth, book.. I hope to publish eventually. I am a retired school teacher. My husband is pastor of Christ Fellowship in Ringgold, Georgia. We have been there over thirty, years. I write about my church, and about life from a Christian, perspective as a pastor's wife. Life has become very, interesting, and busy since I resigned from my last job. I consider myself retired, but I paint frequently. My Gravatar shows one, painting that I did several years ago. The plant cost over thirty dollars. I painted on this one for a while. I have another site that has more art work. It is on deviantArt under RSC3. I have over 200 drawings there. Some were finished on the computer with the mouse. Enjoy.

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