I always seem to get teachers who really love to assign vocabulary.
In fourth grade, I had to look up each vocabulary word, write the definition, and draw a picture.
That was a lot of work.
I liked drawing the pictures though.
Sometimes I made them funny.
Last year, my teacher gave us Latin and Greek affixes and roots.
These words were hard.
Sometimes I didn’t really study.
When my mom found out that I wasn’t really studying and not doing well on quizzes, she started putting the words online so I could play games while I learned them.
This made learning the words more fun.
I started to do better on my quizzes too.
This year, I have more Latin and Greek affixes and roots.
I have choices how to study the words.
I can write a story with the words in them.
This is hard for me because I am not good at writing creatively.
I can choose to create a crossword puzzle on line.
This is a better choice.
I love puzzles and games.
I can also make a word sort.
I can choose to write the words in sentences.
This is boring.
I like putting my vocabulary words into a comic strip the best.
My mom says that this is creative writing.
She doesn’t understand.
It is creative drawing and captioning.
This is very different from writing a story.
The best one I did was called the “Ject-plane.”
I like it when I can make my own choice on how I study vocabulary.