"A 2006 paper by Snow and Diane Beals found that children between the ages of three and five heard about 140 rare words when caregivers read aloud to them from picture books. At the dinner table, they heard about a thousand rare words."
"Kids who have bigger vocabularies learn to read more easily and earlier, because they can decipher the meaning of more words when they’re reading.”
This means that you can improve your vocabulary, and become a better reader just by talking to your parents at the dinner table. So that is what we are going to do (I'm going to try it as well). Each week for homework, I will give you a conversation starter that you have to use during dinner with your parents. You can decide the day that you do this but remember, the idea is that your conversation starter will spark a deeper conversation about the things that matter to you.
We'll give this a try and see how it works. I've never tried it before so I'm hoping that it works, and that you enjoy it!
Because this is the start of a new year, the first question is "what would you like to get better at this year and why?"
Happy new year.