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Kitchen Vocabulary Words

For Teachers 7th
Working in groups of four, class members sort cards, labeled with kitchen equipment vocabulary words, into groups based on function, i.e., mixing tools, measurement tools, serving tools, baking pans, stove top pans, or preparation tools....
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Bud, Not Buddy: List-Group-Label Vocabulary Strategy

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Readers of Bud, Not Buddy demonstrate their knowledge of the Great Depression with a list, group, label vocabulary strategy. Included are complete directions for the activity that will also introduce class members to the new vocabulary...
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Speak Vocabulary Strategy

For Teachers 7th - 9th
A scarlet letter “V” stands for a desktop teaching vocabulary activity designed for Speak. Prior to reading Laurie Hales Anderson’s young adult novel, individuals sign up for a word, design a handout that illustrates the word, includes...
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Running Out of Time: Vocabulary Strategies

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Review concepts and terms after reading Running Out of Time. Learners each come up with a few terms that they think are important and then participate in a list-group-label exercise, paying close attention to the two main years featured...
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Additional Vocabulary Building Activities

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Why say that someone is nice when you could express so much more by calling this person delightful, charming, or gracious? After going over a sample word, have your pupils exercise their synonym skills by assigning each pair an overly...
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The Old Man and the Sea: Vocabulary Strategy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Readers read more closely when they think critically about a text. Discuss the words and concepts from Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea with a class activity that asks readers to not only record unfamiliar words they find in...
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Christmas Lesson 1

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Little ones sing Christmas carols, complete craft projects, and play word games while learning new vocabulary in part one of two-part ESL lesson series.
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Count of Monte Cristo: Concept/Vocabulary Analysis

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Explore the complex themes of Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo with a concept and vocabulary analysis lesson plan. Lead your class in a discussion about the underlying social and historical issues surrounding the novel, as well...
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Getting to the Root of It

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Young readers learn how to get at the root of new vocabulary with this fun language arts activity. Working in pairs, children begin by taking turns matching unknown vocabulary words to their Greek or Latin roots. When all the vocabulary...
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Words in the News: Stem Cell Research

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
A thorough resource for intermediate English learners addresses reading comprehension of informational texts, adjective forms, vocabulary acquisition, and writing in a journalistic style. Specifically, the class reads about stem cell...
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Compound Word Trivia

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Teach children how small, simple words can join together to make large compound words with a fun vocabulary game. Working in pairs, students take turns drawing definition cards as they attempt to identify all of the compound words on the...
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Twenty Questions: The Hundred Chart

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Use the 20 Questions game to practice math vocabulary and number properties! Project a hundreds chart and hand one out to learners. Ideally, give them counters (beans would work well) to mark off the chart so you can play multiple times....
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Root-O!

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Young readers get to the root of unfamiliar vocabulary with a collaborative learning activity. Given a deck of root word cards and a copies of a graphic organizer, pairs of students take turns flipping over cards and brainstorming...
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Ask-Explain-List

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Engage young readers in learning to use context clues with this collaborative vocabulary activity. Working in pairs, children take turns drawing from a deck of cards, with each card asking a question about a context involving a specific...
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All For One

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Homographs can be a source of great confusion and frustration for young readers as they work to expand their vocabulary. Help them to overcome this challenge with this collaborative vocabulary activity. Given a deck of cards with...
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Pre-AP Strategies for French Language and Culture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Build vocabulary, fluency and confidence in your French speakers by having them participate in some of these engaging activities. Several suggestions are given, but you will have to design the actual lesson yourself.
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Dragonwings: Explore Chapters 1-5

For Teachers 6th - 8th
If you are beginning Laurence Yep's Dragonwings, this will provide activities for the first five chapters. The objectives include making connections to oneself and the world, organizing information and events, vocabulary acquisition,...
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Animals Project for German Students

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Who doesn't love animals? Young learners will be excited to develop their vocabulary and categorize animals into different lists. This includes a fun extension activity that encourages the older learners to create a PowerPoint...
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End of Unit Assessment, Part 1, Continued: Revising Vocabulary and Conventions based on Feedback

For Teachers 7th Standards
Howdy, partner! Scholars partner up to look at the last two rows in the writing rubric. After discussing the details in the rubric about organization and conventions, learners use colored writing tools to circle feedback in their...
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The King of the Birds vocabulary

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Science and language skills come together in The King of the Birds. After reading, discuss the names and types of birds in the story and write given sentences to portray the difference between comparative and superlative adjectives....
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Vocabulary Strategy Instructional Routine: Maus I and II

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pogrom, schlepped, meshuga. Kapo, reich, Wehrmacht. As part of a unit study of Maus I and II, readers use a list-group-label (LGL) strategy for vocabulary drawn from Art Spiegelman's famous graphic novels. The focus of the activity is...
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Dining Out in Brazil

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learn about Brazilian food and pick up some Portuguese vocabulary along the way. After studying the vocabulary, class members complete the provided worksheets. They then work in pairs to write sentences and play a vocabulary game as a...
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What’s My Vocabulary Word?

For Teachers 3rd
The elements of dance can be used to communicate thoughts and, in this case, words. In small groups, the class first creates a set of movements to show a single word. Then, they extend their movements to show a three-word phrase....
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Mitosis, Meiosis and Fertilization Vocabulary Review Taboo Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can you describe a gamete without using the words sperm or egg? Scholars play a vocabulary review game where they try to get other players to guess their words. Each card has the target word as well as two related words they must not...

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