It’s no surprise that as our students progress to higher levels of academic study year after year, they will be required to “handle” more linguistically demanding texts in every subject of study. As part of our initiative to help develop the their literacy and vocabulary, Eagles has continued the tradition of “The Word of the Day” for three years now.
A quick chat with secondary students about their writing ability will reveal that one of the things they find daunting in essay writing is figuring out the exact words to use when describing actions and things. Though it is a well-known fact that vocabulary is best acquired through reading, we need to acknowledge that not all students prefer that route. So, what is the next best way to get there?
Yi Ying, our Year 10 student, has been the sole and faithful contributor of new words on the little white board that sits strategically at the entrance to our school. Every day, with her little faithful pocket dictionary, Yi Ying spends a few minutes skimming through and picking words that she deems interesting and “worthy” to be in the spotlight. These words have been helpful to everyone – teachers and students alike and we enjoy them!
Thank you Yi Ying for helping us grow literarily!