My DS is in grade 2 I want to start doing definitions of words and such...I was talking to another parent and she said that grade 2 is too young...Thing is he is reading chapter books, and loves learning but is that too much pressure ...as of now I am not homeschooling him....but if I get approved for Disabilty (meaning I can stay home since I am a single mom) I am really thinking about it
I am thinking the simple words the habitate and all then words like metapher and everything...
Please dont bash my spelling right now...I will be spelling them on the flash cards right!
We don't do definitions as a seperate assignment. From the time my kids could talk they would ask what something means and I would explain it to them. I've taught them to use a dictionary, and when we read books, I pick out words I don't think they'd know, ask them, and if they don't I'll either go over it or we'll look it up. We try to combine as much as we can with subjects instead of having a whole other assignment on just definition memorization, and teach them to tools necessary to look up what something means when they don't know. Often now when reading a book, they will pick out the words themselves they don't know just out of curiosity, and ask me, or look them up. And no, 2nd grade isn't to young. I showed them a dictionary from the first time they would ask about a word.
Part of reading at any age is comprehension. If he doesn't know the definitions of words he is reading then he is not understanding the story. Once you understand the definitions then the book comes alive in a whole new way. I encourage my girls to ask what something means and to look it up.