plain jane Posted November 17, 2011 Share Posted November 17, 2011 My second grader doesn't seem to have the greatest vocabulary. While she does understand some complex words, others are completely lost on her. Just today she was reading aloud to me (Charlotte's Web) and she didn't know what manure was. :confused::001_huh: Drat. I feel like I'm failing her. She could sound it out but thought it was comparable to a pile of hay. ;) Anyways, I'm noticing that her vocab is not what my oldest's was at that age. I know the reason is because I don't spend as much time reading aloud to her as I did with my oldest. I also know I don't have that same time now. I have a 5th grader, a K'er and 2 more littles. There's only so much of me to go around. :( So, how do I fix this and increase my 2nd graders vocabulary. I feel so guilty that I don't have the same time to spend with her. :( What's the most efficient use of my time? I can do audiobooks, and we listen to those a lot but short of pausing all the time and asking her if she knows the words, she's not big on asking what a word is that she's not familiar with. I dont' want her to fall through the cracks. Sigh. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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