Just as learning to spell correctly is important, learning to use vocabulary words is also necessary. One way we incorporate vocabulary words into our homeschool day is by using an online vocabulary program. A fun game to play is a matching game--a word list is given on the left side of the screen and a list of definitions on the right. The same game can also be played by using sentences in place of definitions. There are also vocabulary flashcards used to review definitions and assigned vocabulary words.
Learning new words and expanding a students vocabulary is important to the growth of reading skills. Just as it is important to practice and improve reading comprehension, it is also essential to broaden the vocabulary horizons of homeschooled students.