Word Stitch,- fast and effective.
Easy Way to Learn The English Dictionary
E. First 18 pages -12 already covered
M. First 12 pages-6 already covered
W. First 12 pages-6 already covered
R. First 6 pages
C. first 36 pages; 30 already covered
S. 24; first 18 pages already covered
Please excuse the repeating of this introduction; It is important to complete all previous exercises.
When I was a student at Teacher Training College during the sixties,(64 to 67) we were sent out on teaching practice in the various surrounding schools. One of the most important things our Tutors looked for was our -Lesson Plans- A successful lesson needed proper planning, and if you failed teaching practice the entire 3 years went up in smoke.
I do not recall if I was ever taught strategically -how to learn the Dictionary- Nor can I recall ever teaching it. Our method for enhancing the vocabulary was mainly by reading and conversation.
Word stitch will be used as a tool to grow the vocabulary by learning the dictionary. Have you ever tried reading the dictionary from cover to cover as you would read a book? I know I never thought of it until Word Stitch. The dictionary does not lend itself to straight reading.
The plan is to read and study all the words beginning with the 26 letters in the alphabet. In case you missed it, we have already covered 30 pages of C, 18 pages of S, all the pages 0f G, N. U. J. V. O. K, Q. X. Y. Z.
If you have not completed exercises 1 to 16, perhaps you should complete those exercises before completing this one, or you can complete this exercise, and if you are seriously interested in learning the dictionary, go back and complete all previous exercises in chronological order.
The learning process will take some time, in order to carefully study the words and their meaning if necessary; then apply a practical technique to demonstrate your success at learning. The technique is using the game – Word Stitch. A word game that enhances your vocabulary. Please do not use proper names or places. First read all the words out aloud, then repeat reading the words silently.
The technique is using the game – Word Stitch. A word game that enhances your vocabulary.
First read all the words out aloud, then repeat reading the words silently.
Look up the meaning of any new words, or any word you are unsure of its meaning.
Keep a note book to record all new words, or any words that you feel could be useful in a sentence.
PS. My Dictionary of reference is the Merriam Webster Dictionary.
1. Create as many 4-word Sentences or Headlines as possible using the letters E. M. W. P. in that order,
2. Create as many 4-word Sentences or Headlines as possible using the letters E. M. W. P. in the order listed
3. Create as many 6-word Sentences or Headlines as possible using the letters C. E. M. W. P. S. in any order
When I am not creating these exercises, I am carving wood
This 3 step process will be useful for committing new words to memory.
For this exercise we are learning all the first 18 pages of E, M. W. and the first 6 pages of P ( first 12 pages of each letter should have covered already.
Boost your learning process by sharing with friends and family .
After all have followed the exercise; organize a social gathering and have a competition. The champion is the one who can write the most sentences within a set period; or you can take turns to create a sentence or headline, anyone who cannot create one within a set time, one to two minutes perhaps, misses his or her turn; The champion is the person with the most sentences.
This could develop into a great party game.
Copyright 2019 Courtney Devonish