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208 reviewed resources for descriptive vocabulary

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Descriptive Writing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Don't you just love a resource that has done the work for you, locating great materials to use with a lesson? This is one of those resources.
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The Lightning Thief: Vocabulary Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Take an in-depth look into the vocabulary from the novel, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. With a list of words to choose from, scholars discover the definition, origin, stories associated with the...
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Academic Vocabulary Building Activities

For Teachers K - 9th Standards
Suggestions for using Roberto Marzano's six-step approach to academic vocabulary instruction are detailed in a packet that includes graphic organizers, worksheets, and activities.
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Cell Vocabulary Review Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can science scholars describe a nucleus without mentioning DNA, or a chloroplast without mentioning the color green? Test their organelle understanding through an exciting card game. Groups take turns guessing the correct organelle or...
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Critical Listening: Music Vocabulary

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The school band or orchestra analyzes their own performance after exploring musical terminology. They listen to a classical piece and describe it using only words. They look up musical terminology and then use those words to compare and...
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Carnival of the Animals and Aquarium and Magic Fish

For Teachers 1st
Engage little learners in this moderately developed three-instructional activity unit on the composer Camille Saint-Saens and his piece "The Carnival of Animals." Each instructional activity includes a listening, discussion, and an art...
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A Lesson in Vocabulary with El Bronx Remembered

For Teachers 9th
After reading El Bronx Remembered by Nicholasa Mohr, learners complete a KWL graphic organizer based on vocabulary from the novella. A SMARTboard presentation is a good resource for reviewing the vocabulary, as well as the triple-entry...
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Baseball Vocabulary Game: ESL Beginners

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The most valuable part of this instructional activity is the instructions to "Vocabulary Baseball," which can be applied to any vocabulary or key terms list. The game uses word boxes and the autobiography of Roberto Clemente, which the...
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Real Beauty

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Consider the theme of beauty with discussion about what makes person beautiful and the well-known short film put together by Dove skin care. Class members examine some of the images from the film and discuss the message of the film as...
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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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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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Family Pictures (Cuadros de Familia)

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Designed to be spread across multiple days, this mini-unit gives learners an opportunity to develop family related vocabulary. Start by reading selected pages from "Family Pictures-Cuadros de familia" by Carmen Lomas Garza, and then...
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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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Using Specific Vocabulary and Collaboration

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Develop concepts on how to change your improving wordsmiths' writing from blah to wow with the activities and ideas in this resource. The instructor provides the class with examples of writing that lacks detail and precision, and then...
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For Teachers 5th - 7th
Introduce your class to another young author: Chrissie Ann Green! She's the author of "Tawanda," a short story about a best friend moving away. This guide provides a quick plot overview, questions for a reader's response log, a creative...
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Seeing Double!

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Numbers are all around us! Learners practice doubling using everyday objects. Guided practice leads pupils into this activity, where they tour the classroom or campus to record objects which can be described numerically. A worksheet...
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Shopping for Clothing

For Students K - 8th Standards
Let's go shopping! A series of activities focus on vocabulary words related to articles of clothing and shopping for clothes. Additionally, learners complete sentences using how much and how many.
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Family Relationships

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Who are the members of your extended family, what are their personalities, and what are the relationships among them? Have your Spanish-speakers brainstorm related vocabulary and conduct internet research to create a large extended...
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Describer-Drawer Game

For Teachers 4th - 12th
What's life with out a little fun and games now and then? This game helps kids practice many different skill sets. Child one takes a card then attempts to dictate how to draw the object to child two. Child two draws an object based on...
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The House

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Oú est la cuisine? Several activities are suggested here to develop and further vocabulary acquisition for your beginning French speakers. They draw pictures of different rooms in a house and place objects around the room. Then, using...
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For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
The coordinate plane is a popular place! Identify rotations, reflections, and dilations on the coordinate plane. Pupils work in small groups to match transformations of a figure with the description of the transformation. They perform...
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Picture This

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Give your littlest learners the opportunity to learn how to discuss, observe, and visualize. First, they determine if the image they are looking at is a photograph or a painting. Then they work together to brainstorm words that describe...
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Colorful Critters

For Teachers 2nd
Getting kids to write descriptively can be a challenging task. This lesson uses a fun warm up activity and the very descriptive book Many Luscious Lollipops to show students how wonderful adjectives can be. Students will use computers to...
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The Odyssey Lesson 5

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Review the vocabulary from The Odyssey with this fun "I Have, Who Has" game. First, give students random vocabulary cards (included) that say "I have (vocabalary word). Who has (definition of another vocabulary word)?" Students are...

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