Thursday, 26 October 2017

Spelling Bee Competition

It is important for children to develop strong vocabulary skills in order to express themselves clearly and meaningfully both in written and spoken formats.  It is not only imperative for education, language arts, and reading, but it is also to present themselves in public as an educated individual.   Developing a wide set of vocabulary and vocabulary skills begins early in a child’s life and continues through their education at school. It is important to help a child to expand their vocabulary by providing   meaningful activities and competitions at school for vocabulary development.

The Heritage School recently organized a “Spelling Bee” competition to build the vocabulary skills of their students. The competition was all about knowing how well students are versed with the spellings. The competition comprised of two categories. Class II and Class III were first category and Class IV and Class V were second category. There was a great sense of excitement and enthusiasm among the students in such a participative activity. The winners were given prizes by the judges to boost their morale and enthusiasm. The main aim of the top School in Dehradun to organize such an activity was to help the students practice and learn the spelling of the word and be able to memorize the word and apply in the meaningful situations.

The ICSE School in Dehradun ponders such engaging activities for it believes that such activities
 Improves the vocabulary knowledge which is something that can ever be fully mastered; it is something that expands and deepens over the course of a lifetime. To develop vocabulary intentionally, students should be explicitly taught both specific words and word-learning strategies. Without a sufficient understanding of words students cannot understand others or express their own ideas. Vocabulary is important across the curriculum from language, arts and social studies to mathematics and science. To deepen students' knowledge of word meanings, specific word instruction should be robust.

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