Word Stitch, an effective system to learn the dictionary and improve your vocabulary.
Read and learn the following words
C. CA —–CHITTERLINGS
P. PA ——–PARAPLEGIA
K. O. X. Y. Z. Revise all words
Please excuse the repeating of this introduction; I would not like them to miss out on the introductory 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 plan is to read and study the words beginning with the letters in the alphabet. In case you missed it, we have already covered 12 pages of C, 3 pages of S and all pages of K, Q. X.Y. Z.
For this exercise we will introduce the next letter in line – 3 pages of the letter P, and 3 more pages of the letter C, and 3 more pages of the letter S
Practice makes Perfect
To be good at any sport, you have to practice and train regularly, you can’t expect to win the hundred meters by just walking on to the track and running, neither can you expect to shoot 40 points in a basket ball game unless you have prepared yourself properly, the same goes for sports, cricket, golf, baseball, rugby tennis, hockey or any sport.
Imagine you are preparing for the Word Stitch championship; the next series of lessons will help prepare you for the championship. Some day I would love to see some one sponsor a TV Word Stitch Championship
This exercise introduces the letter P, the next letter in line behind S with the highest number of words.
Don’t forget we are reading the dictionary slowly and strategically. Each exercise will incorporate some revision.
The course is more meaningful if you follow the exercises in chronological order, from Exercise 1
1. Read the first 12 pages of the letter C, 6 pages of the letter S, 3 pages of the letter P, and all the pages of the letters K. Q, X,Y, Z.
Read the words out load once, then repeat reading the words silently.
2. Record the list of words you would have already created, and add as many new words from the new pages covered, If you come across a word that is not already in your vocabulary, look up the meaning and lodge it in your brain.
C. S, P, K, Q, X, Y, Z.
1. Create as many 4-word sentences, or Headlines using words beginning with the the letters C. S. P. K. in that order.
(2.) Create as many 4-word sentences and headlines using the letters K. P. S. C. in any order.
3. Create as many 8 word sentences and headlines using the letters C. S. P. K. Q. X. Y. Z. in any order, make sure the last four letters are used as least in 2 sentences or headlines
Please share some of your sentences in the comments section
Copyright 2019 Courtney Devonish
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