Our Approach

For students trying to expand their vocabulary, there can be precious few tools to help them. The main method found is through brute force memorization. Drilling with flashcards can help students recall a word, but it comes with severe limitations.

Learning via flashcards and forced memorization is crude, and unfortunately, ineffective. While a student may be able to recall a definition on command, memorization is unable to make multiple connections between the word and its true meaning. Just because students can recite a word’s definition, does not mean that they’re comfortable using it in a sentence.

This becomes a severe problem down the line. Either a student will not use the word, and likely forget it, or they fail to comprehend the meaning when they read it.

This is a severe problem for those attempting to learn vocabulary. What is the point of learning something if it cannot be used?

So, we developed the Leksi Road.

The Leksi Road

The Leksi Road is a journey that a student takes for every word they need to learn. After starting off with an introduction of the target word and simple activities, such as spelling, students make their way down the Leksi Road by completing more intricate exercises like electing examples, making decisions based on the definition, and connecting their new word with previous vocabulary terms.

Leksi Lesson: Examples/Non-Examples Snapshot of the Examples/Non-Examples activity for the word "abate".

By the time a student has made it to the end of the Road, they’ll have a greater understanding of the vocabulary word. Instead of brute memorization, they will have used the word in sentences, made new connections, and considered the meaning in various scenarios.

The Road is built not just on reciting a single definition, but on truly learning new words. So that when they encounter the words, whether in life or on a test, they’re prepared.