Vocabulary Strategies

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The Vocabulary strategies Lesson Plan equips young students with various strategies for both learning and remembering new vocabulary to help them become better readers and writers. Often, students will skip over an unknown word or immediately turn to a dictionary, which may be useful. However, using the strategies from this lesson, the students will more easily learn unknown words and multiple-meaning words as they read stories, books, or other content.

Vocabulary Strategies Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Vocabulary Strategies.
  • There are excellent additional resources including videos and interactives for student use.
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

The Vocabulary strategies Lesson Plan equips young students with various strategies for both learning and remembering new vocabulary to help them become better readers and writers. Often, students will skip over an unknown word or immediately turn to a dictionary, which may be useful. However, using the strategies from this lesson, the students will more easily learn unknown words and multiple-meaning words as they read stories, books, or other content.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction

  1. Ask students: What happens when you see a word and you do not know how to say it or know its definition? What problems could it cause?
  2. Allow for responses and discussion.
  3. Ask: Why is it important to learn new words? How do you learn a new word? What are some things you do to learn a new word?
  4. Allow for responses and discussion. Introduce Vocabulary Strategies.
  5. Distribute Vocabulary Strategies content pages. Read and review the information with the students. Spend time on the vocabulary strategies, demonstrate how to use the strategies with examples. Save the final question for the lesson closing. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  6. Distribute Activity page. Read and review the instructions. Pair students. For younger students, the teacher may guide the students while they complete the activity step by step. Stress to students to circle ALL known words.
  7. During the activity, randomly ask students to tell the meaning of some of the more difficult words they may have circled to check for understanding.
  8. Once Part A and B are completed, each pair of students will share one or more of the responses with the class. (Answers will vary.)
  9. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses.
  10. Distribute the Homework page. The next day, check and review the students’ responses.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.4

Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions.

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