Vocabulary

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V.017

Objective

The student will relate new vocabulary to prior knowledge.

Vocabulary

Word Meaning

Know or No

Materials

Header cards (Activity Master V.017.AM1) Word cards (Activity Master V.001.AM4) Write target word on each card. Note: This activity can be used in conjunction with the introduction of new vocabulary. Student sheet (Activity Master V.017.SS1) Depending on the number of words, students may need more than one student sheet. Dictionary Pencil

Activity

Students sort words based on understanding of meaning. 1. Place word cards face down in a stack. Place header cards face up in a row. Provide the

student with a dictionary and a student sheet. 2. The student selects the top card and reads the word. 3. Reads headers and decides which one best describes how well the word is known. Places

the word card under that header. Note: If unable to read the word, card is placed under the header, Don't know meaning. 4. Continues until all word cards are placed. 5. Writes the words in the corresponding column and the meaning of the words on the student sheet using dictionary, as needed. 6. Teacher evaluation

Name

V.017.SS1

4-5 Student Center Activities: Vocabulary

Know meaning well and can use the word

Seen or heard the word, but

not sure of the meaning

Know something about the meaning

Don't know meaning

dedicate

Meaning

commit yourself to something

majority

emphasis nominate

dedicate

occasion

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Know or No

Extensions and Adaptations

Discuss previous experience and knowledge of words with a partner. Write sentences or paragraphs using the words on the back of the student sheet. Count (e.g., using check marks) number of target word encounters in corresponding column for a week. Record an example of where and how (Activity Master V.017.SS2).

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Vocabulary

Know or No

header cards

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Don't know meaning

Know meaning well and can use the word

header

header

Seen or heard the word, but

not sure of the meaning

Know something about the meaning

V.017.AM1

4-5 Student Center Activities:Vocabulary

header

header

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4-5 Student Center Activities:Vocabulary

Know meaning well and can use the word

Seen or heard the word, but

not sure of the meaning

Know something about the meaning

Don't know meaning

Meaning

Know or No

Name

V.017.SS1

4-5 Student Center Activities:Vocabulary

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Word

Heard it (Put a check mark for each time you hear

the word.)

Said it (Put a check mark for each time you say

the word.)

Wrote it (Put a check mark for each time you write

the word.)

Read it (Put a check mark for each Examples of where and how time you read

the word.)

V.017.SS2

Name

Know or No

Vocabulary

V.018

Word Meaning

Dictionary Cube

Objective

The student will identify the meaning of words and word-related information using a dictionary.

Materials

Word cards (Activity Master V.001.AM4) Select target words and write on cards. Dictionary cube (Activity Master C.018.AM1) Dictionaries

Activity

Students discuss vocabulary words by answering dictionary-related questions. 1. Place word cards face down in a stack next to the dictionary cube. Provide each student

with a dictionary. 2. Taking turns, student one selects a word card and reads aloud. Both students find the

word in the dictionary. 3. Student two rolls the dictionary cube, reads the question, and answers it based on the

information in the dictionary. 4. Discuss answer with student one to assure accuracy. 5. Reverse roles. 6. Continue the activity until all the target words have been discussed. 7. Peer evaluation

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Extensions and Adaptations

Record answers (Activity Master V.018.SS). Use thesaurus, digital tools, or other references to find words. Make other cubes with different questions (Activity Master V.018.AM2).

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