Pencilwork refers to paper- and pencil-based activities we sometimes use in our children’s classes. These might include word searches, crosswords, mazes, vocabulary builders, and so on. While they’re not always part of the curricula we’re familiar with, they can be useful in helping children expand their vocabulary and reinforcing the lessons shared in class. They’re also useful as an aid to memorization.

vocabulary builders

“vocabulary builders” consist of two sheets of paper: one printed with a grid of pictures on one side and words on the reverse, and the other with a grid containing phrases, each missing a word. The goal is for the children … Continue reading


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