Saturday, February 23, 2008

Elementary School: Vocabulary and Reading

As you progress from Montessori projects for children under the age of six to more advanced work, it can be harder to make and find material, so we have included a few of our favorite links:

Oxford English Dictionary's Word Stories
The word stories are wonderful to read aloud to your child or a group of children in a class. They are also good for children to read independently.

Teachit's Poetry Page
This is a resource site for parents, teachers, and older children. There are links to well-known poems, so it's a convenient source.

Merriam-Webster Online
Show your children how to find reliable resources for facts online. Merriam-Webster or similarly reliable online dictionary sites are invaluable for independent study. Younger children can look up words from a word list and older children can do more difficult projects such as researching word etymologies.

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