Vocabulary in Context: Wilderness Survival

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Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? A high-interest reading passage offers practical advice while incorporating vocabulary practice. Follow-up worksheets focus on skills such as defining words, making inferences, and breaking up words into roots, prefixes, and suffixes.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Read the passage twice, defining the words in bold the second time
  • Rewrite the passage as a class by replacing vocabulary words with relevant synonyms
Classroom Considerations

  • Save paper by having students read passage digitally
Pros

  • Offers opportunities for guided and independent practice
  • Teaches vocabulary words in the context of a larger passage
Cons

  • Heavy on traditional vocabulary worksheets
Common Core