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Engaging in a vocabulary expedition

  • Mt. Carmel Preparatory Academy students engage in their “Vocabulous Expedition” activities. PHOTOS: MT. CARMEL PREPARATORY ACADEMY

Published: Mar 20, 2017

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Reading isn’t just a habit or pastime to keep children out of trouble. It’s also a way for children to improve their spelling, reading comprehension and critical thinking abilities, according to Nickisha Deveaux, vice principal of the primary division at Mt. Carmel Preparatory Academy.

With that in mind, the students and staff at the school engaged in what they dubbed a “Vocabulous Expedition” to foster better reading habits among students and promote better vocabulary to assist with better writing skills.

The lower primary school students engaged in a “Driving Reading Theater”, while fourth grade students read to the principal. Fifth grade students recorded an audio book and sixth grade students wrote mini storybooks.

Adventure Learning Center officials visited the school, where they performed a puppet show geared toward reading. The event culminated with a vocabulary parade for which the students created costumes showcasing the vocabulary words they had been given. They also gave the definition of the word and a sentence using the word.

During the event, parents and grandparents came in to read to students. Portia Sands, the guest speaker at the parade show, emphasized the importance of reading, as she read from the story “Read Bookie Read”.

The Vocabulous Expedition project was spearheaded by Adassa Pennerman and Garcia Forbes.


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