Thursday, May 31, 2012
Musing Mondays- May 28
This week’s musing asks…
If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop and look it up right away?
I have to admit that I rarely look up unfamiliar words. I know... this is terrible for a language arts teacher to do. I definitely don't practice what I preach. Here's the thing- I don't read for detail. I read for the story. Most of the time if I am reading a book I am engaged enough that I just don't want to stop and pull out a dictionary. I just keep going and get the idea of what's happening. I figure that's okay, too. We teach vocabulary through context clues as well. See, I'm really not lazy! ;-)