Published at Thursday, 19 November 2020. Worksheets. By Chante Aubry.
For unfamiliar words, I would turn to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary online, to the Oxford Dictionary online, or to a general "word-of-the-day" e-mail list for which one can sign up to get daily messages with new vocabulary. Not even a native speaker will likely know all of the words that one receives in the e-mails of words each day. Students should pay close attention to the etymologies of words. An etymology is an explanation of where a word came from and possibly how it changed in both form and sound over a long period of time. The study of the origins of words makes a challenging language like English all the more fun because it links the language to historical origins and to various cultures.
But another person used the stairs to reach the same floor. This person found it very easy and reach there with little effort. Compare this person to a student who knows all the basic concepts learned in elementary grades. To learn grade six or grade seven math for this student will be easy. But there is another student in grade six and does not know the lower grade math concepts such as, times tables, factors or number system. This student is in the same situation as the person, who is jumping to reach third floor from the ground level. From the example it is very clear that mathematics in each grade have the same importance. So, you need to be focused on math in all the grades on all the basic concepts. Ask your teachers lots of questions. Keep asking until you are not clear about the concepts or topics you are working on.
After knowing the basics, children are taught beginning and ending blends, how to identify consonant digraphs (such as "sh" in the word "she"), what the long vowel sounds are, such as the "a" in "cape", and the use of R-controlled vowels (which are also called murmur diphthongs, as in the "ar" sound in such words as "car", "guitar" and "Arthur"). Diphthongs are the use of two vowels which slur together to make a single sound, such as the "o" and "i" in the word "moisture". Using additional worksheets these practices can help students more quickly recognize the joining of vowels which will help them improve their reading speed.
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