Welcome to my Plants "Hot Words" Vocabulary product! Included you will "Hot Words" for:
Vascular Plants (tubes)
Nonvascular Plants (no tubes)
Oxygen (We breathe in)
Carbon Dioxide (We breathe out)
"What are Hot Words?"
Hot Words are just what your students need to master crucial Science Vocabulary terms in 5 words or less! On a single sheet of paper (occasionally 2 with the content-heavy, 2 week skills), students are provided with the terms, phrases, clues, examples and definitions they need to know for 4th and 5th grade Science according to the Virginia Curriculum Framework for SOL testing's "Understanding the Standard" and Essential Knowledge and Skills" sections. Students view them with the feeling "I've got this" because the terms are short and manageable. Also, the included activities pages engage every learner in the process of applying his/her knowledge in a variety of forms! When the pages are complete, your students have an interactive notebook style study guide!
"How could I use them in the classroom?"
Hot Words are great for studying at home and review games like ball toss, bingo, Tic-Tac-Toe, "I say, you respond," Match-up, Kahoot!, and many more! Each study sheet contains a 2 column table with a central line, so they can be folded in half for self-testing during studying. The included activities provide excellent flexibility, as well. They work great as lesson starters, exit tickets, or homework assignments to compliment student studying! I hole punch each set of pages and give them to students weekly. I also build my assessments from the Hot Words, so students know what to expect on their weekly tests.
"Why should I purchase these?"
Essentially, my Hot Words are wordy Science standards (Virginia's in particular) unpacked and refreshed in engaging, child-friendly language. The digging, pulling, and compacting is all done for you! The activities: done for you! Best of all, after starting with these Hot Words halfway through last year, my Science SOL scores went up 12%! With implementation from day 1 this year, my students have seemed more knowledgeable and comfortable with the content than ever before. I wish all of the success in the world on anyone who gives them a try! You and your students won't regret it!
VA Standards: SOL 4.4