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Vocabulary Games for Middle School
Spice up your vocabulary instruction with some games! Here is a collection of various game descriptions, organized into three different groups. You will definitely be able to find a game or two to assist your pupils with that tricky task...
3rd - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Building a Skyscraper
The construction of skyscrapers is no simple undertaking, involving the careful coordination and planning of many different people. The third lesson in this series explores this detailed process by first teaching children about the main...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Phineas Gage: Notecard Vocabulary Strategy
Understanding the vocabulary in a text, especially a text like Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science that includes quite a few technical terms, can be the key to understanding the text as a whole. Learners focus on...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Learn Words About a New Subject: Words About Voting
Ballot, candidate, election, political party, register. Elections are the subject of this vocabulary unit that not only provides learners with vocabulary acquisition strategies but includes information about the electoral process as well.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Language Focus and Vocabulary Unit 7.1: Irregular Verbs, Describing People
Help your learners understand how to describe people and use irregular verbs in the past tense with a series of exercises. After practicing verbs such as became, bought, and knew, kids fill in the blanks to complete additional sentences....
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Use an Inspiration mind map to enforce vocabulary acquisition. Visual symbols attached to a word help solidify the definition and concept. If you do not have Inspiration software, you can download a 30-day trial or simply look at the...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Vocabulary Unit 7.2: Sports and Describing People
Connect sports terms to their proper events with a vocabulary activity. Learners choose words from a word bank to pair with other words in phrases relating to sports, and complete sentences with additional verbs. The second part of the...
4th - 8th ESL & ELD CCSS: Adaptable
Writing with Wow Words and Building Vocabulary
There are some words out there that just make you say, "Wow!" Encourage your class to find and use these words in their writing to make their work more interesting and complex. This packet goes through the writing process, beginning with...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Words In the News Big Rise in CO2
Middle schoolers complete vocabulary and word work activities including an online quiz. They read an online article while focusing on answering specific information questions. They discuss ways to improve the environment and present them...
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Offer learners a step-by-step process for approaching unknown words with this PowerPoint presentation of vocabulary strategies, which details how to use context clues and word parts (roots, prefixes, suffixes), as well as encourages...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Building Through Visualization of Word Meanings to Create Digital Art
Use online dictionaries to define vocabulary words and create a visualization of word meanings through digital art. Middle schoolers go online to define assigned vocabulary words. They visualize the meanings of the words in photo...
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills
Designing a Skyscraper
Besides serving as awe-inspiring monuments of human achievement, skyscrapers are built to perform a wide range of functions in urban communities. The second instructional activity in this series begins by exploring the history of the...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Building Structures and Exploring Shapes
Forget the hammering, the heat, and the blue prints. These little construction workers are going to build, design, and develop structures using a variety of materials. Not only will they be immersed in STEM, they will learn length,...
Pre-K - 1st Science CCSS: Adaptable
What is a Skyscraper?
Skyscrapers are amazing feats of architectural design that create the iconic skylines of the world's biggest cities. Young architects explore the defining characteristics of these monstrous towers with the first lesson in this four-part...
2nd - 6th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable