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Word hunt helps PTC Elementary expand vocabulary

Peachtree City Elementary 2nd graders sharpen their vocabulary and understanding of alphabetical order with a word scavenger hunt.

Special to Fayette County News 

They’re always looking for new ways to learn at Peachtree City Elementary, and 2nd graders have been on the search for ways to sharpen their vocabulary and understanding of alphabetical order with a word scavenger hunt.

Teaming up with partners, students learned to navigate dictionaries to find and define words they are using in their reading units.

Teacher Kamie Epps is thrilled to see students taking an interest in expanding their vocabulary. Her “power hour” students even make their own dictionary to add new words to each week.

“An increase in a kiddo’s vocabulary bank strongly supports their ability to comprehend what they are reading and helps them to be better writers,” said Epps. “The kids LOVED the hunt and asked to keep going!”

 

By Michael Cuneo

Michael Cuneo is a news and sports reporter for the Fayette County News. Michael graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Journalism in 2020. In his off time, Michael enjoys torturing himself as an Atlanta Falcons fan. Follow Michael on twitter @michaelcune