Amazing Kids! Magazine

Word Booster: Working Together

By Sophie Nadel, Writer’s Tips Editor


By working with other people, you can increase your own skills and help your friends at the same time. Multiple brains put together to achieve a common goal is always more effective than someone working alone. Different people possess different abilities, so a team can take advantage of the strengths of all of its members. If you ever find yourself stuck while working on a project, never hesitate to call on your friends! You might be surprised at how effective another source of ideas can be. Here are some great teamwork words to know:

Collaborate: (verb) to work with another person or group in order to achieve or do something
It was actually really helpful to collaborate on the project because everyone involved offered different ideas.

Communicate: (verb) to get someone to understand your thoughts or feelings
It’s a good idea to communicate with your friends and family to let them know how you’re feeling.

Contribute: (verb) to have a share in something
I contributed to the poster with my fantastic frog drawings.

Counsel: (noun) advice given to someone
The ancient town always followed the counsel provided by the elders in making its decisions.

Enhance: (verb) to make greater or better
I find that a whiteboard really enhances my ability to learn.

Unite: (verb) to join together to do or achieve something
When united by a common cause, Andre and Naomi put aside their differences and worked together.

(Definitions from Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary)