So Kaitlin's IEW today was fun. She needed to take a vocabulary quiz.
Here are her words:
She missed quite a few, but when I asked her questions about each word she knew what I mean. It is almost like the description they gave were meant to mix them up? Do you suppose that is true? I mean is that they want they do on SAT's or other achievement tests?
For instance, the definition of transfixed was motionless with amazement or horror-- she answered appalled.
I told her amazement or horror could be appalled but the MOTIONLESS was her clue word.
Also for pillar-- on her vocab card it showed a picture of an actual pillar-- and it said straight.
But the definition it gave on the test was.. one who strongly supports a cause.
We simply talked about a "pillar" of the community etc.
BUT I don't really understand it.
We will apparently be spending MORE time on vocabulary!
Should I have her look up each word and write down all the definition? I don't know how else she could have been prepared for PILLAR?
I have thought about adding Wordly Wise with her work next year- actually both Kate and Matt's work. I figured it was just a simply way to work on their vocabulary!
What do you do???