We Learn about Vocabulary

Vocabulary knowledge is one aspect of language comprehension. When children encounter new words in reading or listening, having a wide vocabulary allows them to understand the meaning of these words within the context, aiding overall comprehension. In this set of activities, parents can find different ways to help their children learn new vocabulary to improve their language and literacy learning. 

Parents/caregivers: When you click on each grade level, a 5-page pdf document will download. You are free to practice as many activities as you can for 5 weeks. For each week, you will have 7 options to choose from: Daily Care Routines, Homework Routines, Mealtime Routines, Play and Leisure Routines, Outside Routines, Walking/Driving/Bus Routines and Anytime! 

Teachers: Each set of activities has been developed to help you create opportunities for parent engagement beyond the classroom walls. These activities are thought to support multilingual children’s language and literacy development at home. Each set is based on content from the All Ohio Literacy Learning Modules-Multilingual Series

Click on each language below to display the grade levels – PreK, K-2 and 3-5 and download a set of activities in English, Arabic, Somali, Chinese, Spanish or Japanese. 

After trying out these activities, click on this survey link and let us know which activities have been more effective/useful in helping your child learn language and literacy skills at home.