Cue her new 'word book' - in an effort to appear less like a vocab lesson and more like something fun, I purchased a small pink (her favourite) polka dot notebook and made a big show of wrapping it up and giving to her at the weekend (outside of school time). It contained a little note telling her that when she came across a word she didn't know the meaning of she was to write it down and we could discuss it.
Over the weekend she found four new words and dutifully popped a word per page in her little book, bought them to me and discussed them (as instructed)
Today she found her little pink book in one of her workboxes along with DH's very large dictionary (I'm still surprised it fitted in the drawer). Although she knew vaguely what the new words meant she had to look each up in the dictionary and write the correct meaning in her little book.
I know this went down well as:
- She carries it everywhere with her.
- I now have two more children clamouring for their own 'word books', one of whom doesn't even read yet : )