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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!
Your classroom may feel like a zoo sometimes, but it's nothing like this! Stu Smith's book My School's a Zoo is an excellent way to introduce some fun vocabulary words in context, and it's available on YouTube in case you don't have it. You'll find an outline to teach four in-text words here: crammed, dreadful, nauseous, and wreaking havoc. Scholars pay attention as you read, raising a hand when they hear one of these words and listening for context clues. Each word has a set of comprehension questions which promote outside connections and solidify word meaning. Check out the graphic organizers for possible homework.
Demonstrate strategies for tackling unfamiliar vocabulary words in preparation for the SAT. Using Visual Thesaurus computer software, middle and high schoolers interpret contextual clues, solve sample sentence completion questions, and write original sentence completion questions.
Engage learners in a content-specific vocabulary lesson. They create a word map to assist them in understanding and retaining new vocabulary words. Each map will include the word, examples of the words, antonyms, and a full definition. This activity will help build a connection to word meanings and their relationships.
The four worksheets here are provided to introduce your learners to new vocabulary on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Each list contains seven vocabulary words focused on a specfic vowel pair. First the learner hears the word, and then they hear the definition. The second activity requires learners to unscramble the jumbled vocabulary words, and the final activity has them write a sentence for each vocabulary word. Then, record how quickly and accurately learners can say the list of vocabulary words.
Four weeks of vocabulary words are provided here! Each week has between six and seven vocabulary words for your young learners to master. First they hear each word, and then they get a short definition for each word. The second activity is called "letter soup," and it requires learners to unscramble the list of vocabulary words. To really build comprehension, learners write sentences using each vocabulary word. Finally, the teacher assesses each learner's verbal and reading fluency.
Develop the vocabulary of your sixth and seventh graders by introducing them to the words expand, hardy, opposition, and totally (among others). They study prefixes, suffixes, and root words to gain a better understanding of their 10 vocabulary words. A great packet providing several activities.
Young scholars explore language arts by reading a classic book in class. In this tier two vocabulary lesson, students read the book The Three Little Pigs and identify the use of three specific vocabulary words. Young scholars define the selected vocabulary words and utilize them in a word play activity.