Don’t be astonished by the title!
Yes, it is actually a book including a list of around 500 high-frequency words. The book works as a vocabulary practice workbook for children of Grade 1 and 2. But it is a very interesting read for any person who wants to be aware of all the everyday vocabulary that is being used commonly, regardless of what age he is.
English language is an international language, no matter where you go; you can easily go by if you know English. Thus, it is highly crucial that your child properly learns this language so that he never feels hesitant in communicating with anyone.
What is ‘Words I Use When I Write’ All About?
This is basically the title of a very popular book written by Alana Trisler and Patrice Howe Cardiel. It allows the learner to create his own dictionary of words. The book contains an updated list of 500 frequently used words and also has blank lines laid out for the learner where he can write the new words that he learns besides the 500 words already mentioned in the book.
There is also another section of the book where pages have been provided for the student to write down the color words and number words. Besides that there is another section where space is given to the learner to jot down the names of his family members, relatives, friends and other people.
Advantages to Learners
The book has been recommended to every first grader who wants to learn good English. The way the book has been compiled is very interesting and it quickly attracts the reader to engage himself in the world of English language.
Increase in Vocabulary
The human brain is a very sharp device; it tends to quickly grasp words and especially the simple one. When the learner reads these words and tries to engage them in his everyday use, he automatically feels that his vocabulary has been expanded.
Learning Correct Spellings of Words
The book has a big font size and hand-printed written words which helps in remembering not only the words themselves but also their spellings. Plus, when the students add their new words on the blank lines they do that carefully after learning the proper spellings. This activity enables them to get a good grip on the spellings of words.
Brings Confidence in Pronunciation
When the learner starts using the words in his everyday language he quickly starts to get the idea of how they are pronounced and thus, once he learns the basic words he gets ready to tackle and read the difficult words too. In this way, the student will never feel irritated or confused even if a new and long word is brought before him.
Increases Understanding of Meaning of Different Words
The ability to read, remember and use words is impossible without the understanding of meaning. When the learner grasps the meaning of the word he feels easier to use it in a particular context accordingly. Thus, this increases his ability of understanding words.
Series of ‘Words I Use When I Write’
The publishers of ‘Words I use when I write’ bring this valuable personal dictionary collection step wise for every grade till 6th. The following are the titles of the other versions of this book:
My Word Book
For Grades of Kindergarten to 1, this book comes with a list of around 90 high-frequency words. It includes drawings alongside too in order to help attract the attention of the young learner. Separate sections have also been included in this book which enhances the word writing ability of the child, for instance, the sections of ‘School Tools’ and ‘Color Words’ etc.
More Words I Use When I Write
For Grades 3 to 4, it provides over 1100 high-frequency words and is quite similar in compilation to its precursor but is one step ahead in terms of difficulty.
Advanced Words I Use When I Write
For Grades 5 to 6, it provide over 1200 high-frequency words. This book has more new and a bit advanced sections added to it as compared to its precursors. For instance it includes the section of ‘Spelling Demons’ (having words with troublesome spellings) and ‘Content Area Words’ etc.
These collections of Vocabulary Workbooks also have Teacher’s Manual too. This Guide book can be bought by the teachers separately. The teachers can use them in order to learn how to maximally bring out the potential of reading and writing words among their students.
Thus, this book is a quite a valuable book to have with you especially if you have little kids at home who might need improvement in their vocabulary. You can make them study this book at home separately as well regardless of the fact that whether it is included in their school curriculum or not. It will ensure that your kids build a strong vocabulary from the start so that they never face any problem in their lives when using English language.