As a homeschooling parent, you're always on the lookout for effective ways to enhance your child's education. That's why combining the power of two amazing tools, Anki and ChatGPT, can revolutionize the way your child grows their vocabulary.

Anki is an intelligent flashcard program that uses spaced repetition to optimize learning and retention. ChatGPT, on the other hand, is a cutting-edge language processing AI model that can generate and converse in natural language.

Here's a step-by-step process that you and your child can follow to make the most of these tools:

  1. Start with a lesson. We are using The Vocabulary Build Workbook by Chris Lele.
  2. Add each word from the lesson to Anki.
  3. Review words daily and rate their understanding of each word as either Fail, Hard, Good, or Easy. Anki's algorithm adjusts the frequency with which words are shown based on their rating.
  4. If your child is struggling with a word, they can turn to ChatGPT for additional support. Start a chat session with a primer such as: "I am working through The Vocabulary Builder Workbook and trying to learn new words and their correct usage in sentences. I am going to tell you the word I am trying to learn, then use it in a sentence. I would like you to tell me if I am using it correctly, and if not, make suggestions on how to use it correctly. Do you understand?"
  5. Use ChatGPT to receive feedback and suggestions on the use of each word. This helps to deepen your child's understanding and provides opportunities for creative exploration in writing.
  6. When words in the Anki deck are rated as "easy," move on to another lesson. This can be done in any order and can be based on your child's interests and goals. Repeat the process of adding new words to the Anki deck and reviewing daily.

This efficient and engaging process leverages the best of both tools to help your child grow their vocabulary quickly and effectively. It's a smart way to harness the power of technology in your homeschooling journey.

Maximizing Vocabulary Growth with Anki and ChatGPT: A Homeschooling Parent's Guide