"Big," he replies.
"Ok, but I can think of some better words to use...what about gigantic, enormous, colossal???" I ask.
"Big is fine," he answers.
It got me thinking, how can I get him to see the value of more effective vocabulary? So many children are happy to put words regardless of how effective they maybe. They have no reason or incentive to try and improve or choose better words. Some just don't see the value to it. Well what if bigger words could defeat aliens, monsters and other ghastly demons!
One of the children's favourite maths games is Math vs Zombies. Having to apply their quick mental calculations in order to change zombies back into humans. It has them completely engaged and give their learning a purpose - the quicker they are with their maths the better score they will get on the game. Loads of…