10 FREE Routines for Robust Vocabulary Instruction

Ms Cottons Corner
Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
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7 pages
Ms Cottons Corner


Does your vocabulary instruction need a lift? This FREE resource has 10 great, low prep strategies for teaching vocabulary that will revive your instruction - without a lot of fuss and bother! The routines are quick and easy to implement, and the resource includes links to videos and blog posts with even MORE strategies and ideas. Grab it today to learn about:

1. Using Word Walls

2. A simple, no prep way to use interactive notebooks

3. Strategies for teaching context clues

4. Ways to encourage curiosity about words

5. No prep ways to use games like Tic-Tac-Toe, Hot Seat and Pictionary

Be sure to check out my blog posts about Tier Two vocabulary to learn more about why that idea is so important, and how to use it to successfully help your students learn LOTS of new words! Before you know it, you will be on your way to more robust vocabulary instruction and your students will be on their way to reading and writing success!

Be sure to check out more great vocabulary resources like these Word Walls, Task Cards, and Text Sets with Vocabulary Activities!


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Total Pages
7 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.


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