Absolutely – we feel that by expanding their oral vocabulary, you can increase their skill and confidence.
Mrs Wordsmith is designed to provide structure, repetition, and support. Hilarious illustrations and child-friendly definitions make learning more attractive than traditional literacy programmes. Learning should be fun, and stress-free!
Remember, it's not just about building knowledge of a word in terms of what it means, it's also important for children to become familiar with the shape of new words and how they look on the page.
What are the best ways for a child with dyslexia to use the Narrative Journey?
- Start with the workbook. Review the illustration and the main word together. Read the word aloud, noticing elements of the picture that reinforce the meaning of the word. Read the definition. Then, talk about other ways that the word might be used.
- Next, take a look at the word map. You’ll see the main word surrounded by other words. Some of the surrounding words are synonyms, and some of them are words that are commonly paired with the main word. Do the activities orally together with your child. Point to the words as you read them aloud to highlight how they look written down.
- When your child is ready, let them circle the synonyms and draw lines to the words that make the best pairs.
- Finally, you can use the word cards to play games so that your child can review what they have learned from the workbooks - and have some fun! Repetition helps with memory retention. Some users find it helpful to create a word wall with the word cards. Word walls are a great way to increase exposure to new vocabulary and to make practice a part of daily life.