Expand Vocabulary

  • Children work to expand their vocabulary when they know, find, and use interesting words. Having a rich vocabulary makes reading, writing, and speaking more fun!

    Expand Vocabulary Strategies (The CAFE Book, Boushey & Moser)

    • Voracious Reading
    • Tune in to interesting words and use new vocabulary in speaking and writing
    • Use pictures, illustrations, and diagrams
    • Use word parts to determine the meaning of words (prefixes, suffixes, origins, abbreviations, etc.)
    • Use prior knowledge and context to predict and confirm meaning
    • Ask someone to define the word for you
    • Use dictionaries, thesauruses, and glossaries as tools


    Please contact me for more information and resources to best support your child's vocabulary development!