They see the word.
Lets begin with the simplicity and innocence of a 5 year old.
The word is apple.
The dictionary definition for apple is as follows.
1 : the fleshy usually rounded red, yellow, or green edible pome fruit of a usually cultivated tree (genus Malus) of the rose family; also : an apple tree — compare crab apple
2 : a fruit (as a star apple) or other vegetative growth (as an oak apple) suggestive of an apple
— apple of one's eye : one that is highly cherished
And so begins the confusion.
I teach kids to think in pictures.
They see the apple in their mind and they instinctively know the word and how to define it.
They don't think definition.
They think the word.
They don't guess at the definition.
They know the word.
They don't rent the meaning.
They own the word.
As time goes on and the power of visualization helps the student's mind expand, more words are added to the visualization of the apple.
Words such as succulent, masticate, crimson, spheroid and the list grows.
My system for teaching students an extraordinary power to accumulate words has helped thousands of students build a prodigious personal vocabulary.
Consequently, it has helped them to write better, read better, spell better, speak better and communicate at their very best.
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