SAT Vocabulary for Kindergarten from Picture Book Edward the Emu

Picture Books that Build Vocabulary for Kindergarten

I know that some moms think that this is a terrible idea, but I am finding that my Kindergartener loves big words and his teacher sends a list of vocabulary words home each week that is created by our school’s literacy specialist.  We just read the word and the sentence at the dinner table (for the benefit of the two older kids), and let our youngest tell us what he thinks the word means.  It’s actually a cute and fun exercise and he’s surprisingly correct most of the time.  Try it.  Your older kids will be DYING to give the answer.  And that doesn’t suck!

Edward the Emu by Sheena Knowles

p.s. I have a category of posts on SAT Vocabulary Words for Kindergarteners here.


We laughed at the amusing story.


I detest cream cheese and jelly sandwiches, but I love peanut butter and jelly.


Olivia had the gumption to tell Ryan to give her a turn on the swing.


The lion snarled when the zoo keeper startled him.


Hannah’s parrot mimics what people say.


Everyone at the book fair was content with their new books.

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. What a great list! My Kindergartner loves big words, too, so I’m going to try this with her!

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