One of our School Improvement goals is VOCABULARY: Deliver consistent common vocabulary instruction in grades K-5. Each child’s vocabulary size in early grades is a predictor of the reading success in later grades. This year we will teach 28 key VERBS – one per week.
Our first word is DESCRIBE: to tell in your own words. In addition, we will expand the meaning of this word by teaching synonyms such as portray, tell, explain and report.
Each word will have a song that helps with word knowledge and memorization. Our song for DESCRIBE. Credit to Mr. Scott Barry, producer of this music.