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282 resources with the keyterm vocabulary development

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Oedipus the King: Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Who is Oedipus? Use this crossword puzzle to preload vocabulary relevant to Oedipus the King or to review vocabulary after your class has finished Sophocles' classic work. Answers are not provided, and some definitions are tricky!
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Weight Loss

For Teachers 6th - 7th
This prereading guide has a list of potential vocabulary words, a writing assignment that asks readers to rewrite the story in a different tone, and a list of homonyms  (since the story is about confusing words). The very last activity...
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Magic Squares Vocabulary: Catcher in the Rye

For Students 10th - 12th
Magic squares make learning fun! Seriously! Learners use the given square to review vocabulary terms from J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye. The 16 vocabulary terms are not divided by chapter, they represent the whole book. As learners...
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"The Mission"

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Read the short story "The Mission" by Ben Miller and use this teacher's guide to focus on point of view and plot. Before you begin the reading, encourage a connection between your class and the text with the pre-reading worksheet...
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Magic Squares: Romeo and Juliet

For Students 7th - 12th
Explore new words in Romeo and Juliet by using this magic squares activity. Your class reviews 16 words including immoderately, culled, and crochet. Then, after they complete the chart, they add up all of the columns and rows. If they...
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Guess The Meaning

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
While reading Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli, learners record unfamiliar vocabulary words to complete a graphic organizer. They record the word, its context, and their personal guess before searching for the dictionary definition. 
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Magic Squares Vocabulary Activity for Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

For Students 9th - 10th
What are magic squares? First, review the activity with your class (there is a description available for you in the resource). Then, match terms from Ella Enchanted to their definitions. When your puzzle, or square, is finished, the...
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Great Expectations- Part 1 Study Guide

For Students 10th - 12th
Designed originally for an honors English class, you could still tailor these questions to any audience with a little work. Most of the questions included are basic plot recall questions, but some suggest making comparisons between...
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Great Expectations- Chapter 16

For Students 10th - 12th
In chapter 16 of Great Expectations, readers learn of Pip's increasing guilt. Give this reading guide to your class to guide them through the chapter. Most of the questions focus on reading comprehension, but some questions touch on...
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"Tawanda!"

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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"The Clubhouse"

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Introduce your class to a young writer, Ryan Tate, and his story called "The Clubhouse." Although the story is not attached here, you can search for it easily online. This plan includes prereading activities, a plot summary, a creative...
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Great Expectations- Chapter 18

For Students 9th - 11th
Pip's life is about to be changed forever, as he just learned of a large inheritance coming his way. After your class reads Chapter 18 of Great Expectations, have them reflect on the text with this two-page reading guide. On the first...
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"The Story of an Hour" Vocabulary

For Students 8th - 9th
Designed to be used in conjunction with a PowerPoint (not included), this packet develops vocabulary for "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin. There are eight vocabulary words listed here. Examples include afflict, elusive, and...
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French Fairy Tales

For Teachers 9th - 12th
La Belle et la Bête! Read the original fairy tale with your Francophones and watch a brief clip from the 1940s film version. As an extension, have learners work in small groups or individually to create a comic book representation of the...
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"Clean Water Act"

For Students 7th - 9th
Read the short reading passage entitled "Clean Water Act" to help your class build reading fluency and comprehension. While most questions focus on recall, learners are asked to use the context to define select vocabulary words. This...
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Cross-Cultural Dialogue Lesson

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Use the Peace Corps to explore a different place and different perspectives. Your class reads the personal narrative "Cross-Cultural Dialogue" by Roz Wollmering, completing an attached story frame sheet in preparation for a class...
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Shed Style

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Originally designed for adults learning English in Vietnam, this plan can easily be used with your middle and high school ELD classrooms with little adaptation needed! Although the article "Shed Style" is not attached, learners will...
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Reading Comprehension 4 Level 12

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Designed for English language learners, this reading passage and its accompanying questions focus on autism spectrum disorders. Find a way to interest your readers before handing them this somewhat heavy reading, as even many...
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Vocabulary and Concept Development: EDI

For Teachers 8th - 10th
The roots metro/meter and therm are the focus of a vocabulary building presentation that includes concise definitions, color-coded examples, and opportunities for guided and independent practice. Part of a series of roots and affixes...
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Word Pair Analogies 8 (high-advanced level)

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Originally designed for those studying for the GRE, you could also use this worksheet in your advanced eleventh or twelfth grade English classroom. Learners study word pair analogies and then write a sentence explaining why they chose...
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Antonyms 5: Level 10

For Students 10th - 11th
Ensure that your class's vocabulary development doesn't become stagnant with this antonym practice! Learners review 10 vocabulary words, identify the antonym of each, and check their answers on the detailed guide provided. Example words...
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Sentence Completion 17

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
These words are tough! Very advanced English language learners or native speakers will still be befuddled by some of these vocabulary words. For each of the six sentences provided, learners must choose the correct word to complete the...
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Antonyms 3

For Students 9th - 10th
Identifying the antonyms for vocabulary you're learning will definitely help ensure a deeper understanding. There are 10 words included, and a detailed answer sheet. Example words include climax, resolute, and ajar. 
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Sentence Completion 13: High-Intermediate Level

For Students Pre-K - 8th
Foreshadow, recant, impulsive are a few of the words your pupils must know to correctly respond to the eight problems on a sentence completion worksheet. The detailed answer key provides insight into the logic and strategies learners can...