Learning to build words is one of the most basic skills in the English language. Use these Building Words worksheets to boost your child’s vocabulary and language skills.
An extensive vocabulary can benefit your child in many ways. Vocabulary is a function of the left hemisphere of the brain – strengthening the left hemisphere is linked to logic, linear thought and good verbal communication skills. With the help of an extensive vocabulary, your child can express himself effectively, both verbally and in writing, and this will immensely improve his academic performance as well as social life. You can help build your child’s vocabulary and equip him with reading and writing skills through these free printable worksheets.
Building Words worksheets are designed to give your child plenty of opportunities to read and spell words. They help build phonemic awareness and teach youngsters how to apply their newly acquired phonetic skills. They also allow you to teach, mentor and evaluate your child’s spelling and reading skills in a timely and efficient manner. They work especially well with younger students, though some of them can also be modified for older students.
Though word building and vocabulary deal with similar concepts, word building worksheets are best suited for young kids just learning to read and write. These worksheets help kids sound out words they already know and ‘build’ them based on how they sound. It helps them develop their spelling skills and also makes it easier for them to read fluently. Vocabulary worksheets, on the other hand, are ideal for kids who are already fluent readers. They help kids learn the meanings of new words, and also familiarize them with their spelling and structure. You can decide which type of worksheet is best for your child based on his language skills and the nature of the worksheet.
Check out our Building Words worksheets and find the ones that will work best with your child. And when he’s done with them, don’t forget to check out our free English worksheets for kids of all ages.