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Students determine the meaning of tier two vocabulary words. In this vocabulary instructional activity, students read Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears and explore new vocabulary words found in the story. Students record their discoveries in a word journal or discovery chart.
Students read the book "Clouds" and select 3 Tier Two vocabulary words to build their vocabulary. In this "Clouds" lesson plan, students listen to vocabulary words and think about how the words are used in the story. Students review the word usage and how the word is used in correct context.
Students explore language arts by reading a classic book in class. In this story vocabulary instructional activity, students read the book Curious George Rides a Bike and identify the use of specific vocabulary words. Students define the selected words and utilize them in a word play activity.
Students listen to the story "Miss Bindergarten Stays Home" and are introduced to tier two words. In this tier 2 lesson plan, students answer questions relating to the vocabulary words from the story. Students then review the usage of the words from the story in their correct context.
Use graphic organizers to fully understand vocabulary words with learners. They choose words they are unfamiliar with and write them on an organizer. Then, they research the word for the antonym and synonym. Next, they draw a pictorial representation of the word and finish by sharing their charts with the class. A comprehensive way to learn new vocabulary words!
Give beginning readers a chance to practice with unknown words and context clues using the pictuer book Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner. Choose several vocabulary words to focus on as you read the picture book, or use the ones provided here. Pre-teach the words and have scholars raise their hand if they hear one. Pause at each word, discussing meaning and context. There are questions here to drive thinking deeper and form connections with outside concepts. Although the teaching guide makes using this book easier, any picture book would work.
What a fun way to explore new vocabulary words! Marjorie Priceman's book Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride offers plenty of new words for scholars to learn in context: amateur, assembled, demonstration, event, and experiment are the ones described here. After introducing these terms, read the story aloud and encourage active listening by having youngsters raise a hand when they hear one. What do they notice from context clues? Each word features a set of comprehension questions to elicit connections to prior knowledge. Check out the graphic organizers for visual learners, too.
If your class is reading Jane Yolen's Letting Swift River Go, explore these vocabulary words in context: faint, quench, remain, and sacred. Before reading the story aloud, acquaint learners with these words briefly. As you read, encourage active listening by challenging kids to raise a hand whenever they hear a vocabulary word. What can they derive from context clues? Each word includes an excellent set of comprehension questions to help scholars connect to outside concepts, and the graphic organizers could be assigned as homework.
What is Miss Bindergarten up to now? Joseph Slate's story Miss Bindergarten Stays Home is an excellent resource for budding readers to practice five vocabulary words in context: advise, lesson, lovely, strum, and substitute. As they listen to you read (or read themselves), encourage kids to pay attention to context clues and watch for each term in the text. Use the accompanying comprehension questions, which are unique to each word, to strengthen understanding using outside connections. Don't forget the graphic organizers!