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Marie’s Words–A Timberdoodle Review by Our Busy Homeschool

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Marie’s Words–A Timberdoodle Review by Our Busy Homeschool

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Marie’s Words–A Timberdoodle Review

Words are the medium through which we share thoughts, present ideas, and communicate.  Having a solid grasp of word meanings and the ability to use them in conversation and writing helps both students and adults to effectively reach out to those around them.  As a member of the Timberdoodle Blogger Review Team I was given the opportunity to review Marie’s Words: Picture Words – In a Flash, a product that makes advanced vocabulary approachable and fun.

Marie’s Words is a deck of 550 SAT-derived vocabulary cards that use full-color, hand-drawn illustrations to help children recall the meaning of each word.  Some of these illustrations only make sense when you read the other side of the card, but most are obviously linked and easy to understand.

From left to right beginning at the top these cards represent:

  1. penultimate
  2. cantankerous
  3. fickle
  4. nomadic
  5. aerial
  6. maverick
  7. adorn

On the reverse of each card students have a host of information at their fingertips:

  • The word and it’s phonetic pronunciation.
  • Definition and part of speech for the word.
  • The word used in a sentence.
  • A list of synonyms.
  • A list of antonyms.

I love that so much is on the back of each card.  The student is not just given a word and definition, they are shown how to use it in a sentence.  They are given words that could replace it in a sentence, offering the intrepid linguist a starting place for creating more cards once they master the 550 Marie’s Words cards.

Students can begin expanding their vocabulary from an early age by studying just one word per week.  Middle school and high school ages can expand their study to several cards per week utilizing all the extras on the back of each card.  Marie’s Words are an easy, measurable way to add vocabulary studies to the day.

Cards come alphabetized, numbered, hole punched for adding to a ring, and instructions on how to use the cards in a simple game are included.  They are ready to go right out of the package.  My 11 year old daughter thought the illustrations made studying vocabulary fun and kept adding cards to her personal pile because she couldn’t wait to see another picture.  

I’ll be honest, I do not believe an intense study of vocabulary is necessary in elementary school. I believe a literature-rich environment where a child listens to and reads living books will go far in building vocabulary banks in our children.  However, as a child is ready to tackle more advanced literature independently or if they enjoy playing with and exploring the English language Marie’s Words becomes a fun and effective tool to develop vocabulary skills.

Would I invest in it for a 1st grader?  No.

Do I think it’s a great fit for my 6th grader?  Yes!

Remember, you can request a free homeschool catalog from Timberdoodle to explore more of the products they offer.  They even have a full line of homeschool curriculum for babies through high school!

{Disclaimer: I received Marie’s Words free in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions presented herein are my own honest thoughts.}


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