From the Word Wizard Club...
May 26, 2008

Congratulations, Kids! You've completed learning the next round of vocabulary words, and now it's time to review.

Hear It!

gratitude

Which Means:

Thankfulness and appreciation.

As In:

Image Milly had gratitude for her good grades and sunshine!

Heads Up!

The adjective form for this word is "grateful". What are you grateful for?

Hear It!

knickers

Which Means:

Short and loose pants tied at the knee.

As In:

Image William wore his knickers every day.

Heads Up!

Knickers used to be the fashion, but aren't any more! One thing that doesn't go out of style is spelling this word with a silent K at the beginning.

Hear It!

extraordinary

Which Means:

Great, wonderful, and outstanding.

As In:

Image We spent an extraordinary time at the sea this summer.

Heads Up!

You can split this word into two: extra and ordinary!

Hear It!

unique

Which Means:

The only one like it, having nothing to be compared.

As In:

Image Each snowflake is unique!

Heads Up!

The QU in this word has a K sound. 'Unique' can also be used to politely describe something that might be slightly strange: Vincent sure has a unique way of dressing!

Hear It!

severe

Which Means:

Strict and harsh, or very strong and violent.

As In:

Image Aunt Beatrice gave us severe criticism for our bad grades.

Heads Up!

If you leave the E off the end of this word, you have 'sever', which means "to cut".

Hear It!

cultivate

Which Means:

To give attention, care, and work, in order to get a result.

As In:

Image Every summer, she cultivates flowers with love and sunshine.

Heads Up!

You can also cultivate a character trait or attitude.

Hear It!

preserve

Which Means:

To keep in good condition for a long time.

As In:

Image What can we do to preserve the Earth?

Heads Up!

The stress is on the second syllable of verb preserve: preSERVE.

Hear It!

fade

Which Means:

To slowly go away and disappear.

As In:

Image Every day, daylight will fade into night.

Heads Up!

The E at the end of 'fade' makes the A long.

Hear It!

soldier

Which Means:

Men and women who belong to the military of their country.

As In:

Image This soldier is writing a letter home to his loved ones.

Heads Up!

The -DIER ending of this word sounds like 'JER'.

Hear It!

silhouette

Which Means:

The outline of an object, usually dark against a lighter background.

As In:

Image The silhouette of the tree could be seen on the mountain top.

Heads Up!

This word is hard to spell! It helps to break it down into its syllables: sil-hou-ette.

Now that you have reviewed the words, challenge your memory!

Note about the crossword: Playing the crossword requires Macromedia Flash. If you are unable to download Macromedia Flash, please feel free to download and print the PDF form of the puzzle.

Teachers! We now have Goodword Junior folders containing PDFs of the review emails and crossword puzzles. Click here to view or download these free printable documents.

© 2004-2014 Lexiteria, LLC