Research suggests that children require between fifteen to thirty exposures to a word before they "own" the word. Thus, to augment children's speaking and writing vocabulary repertoires, I encourage children to use the words that are chosen as our "Word Wizard Words" in their daily language. In school, children are invited to record their use of "Word Wizard Words" on our "Word Wizard Door." At home, adults may reinforce this in a similar fashion on the refrigerator door.
While it is exciting and inspiring to hear children use these special words in conversation and classroom discussions, it is amazing when the "Word Wizard Words" appear in their writing pieces! Children are like sponges. If they are exposed to sophisticated language, they will use sophisticated language. Ask your child about our current "Word Wizard Word!"