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This packet is designed to help teach students look beyond the memorization of dictionary definitions and further develop a deeper understanding of tier-2 vocabulary words . In addition, it addresses comprehension skills through “WH” questions related to the content of the passages that require thoughtful, inferential responses.
Object of the game: Read the passages aloud to/with your students. Roll the dice and pick the numbered tier -2 word in one of the passages that corresponds. Be the first player to fill their cornucopia cup with all six playing pieces by providing good responses to vocabulary and/or comprehension questions.
Pgs 3-7: contain 5 different November-themed reading passages. Each passage has SIX tier-2 words in bold lettering. These words should be used in conjunction with the accompanying dice on pages 11,12 and 13.
Page 8: Cornucopia template for use with game. Copy one cornucopia for EACH player. Cut out image and laminate for durability. Cut along dotted lines after laminated. Fold down each triangular section and secure flaps with tape or a glue stick to the inside of a large paper cup. Your cornucopia is now ready to get filled with a harvest of fruits and vegetables. Plastic playing chips or real food treats such as cereal, raisins, gummy candies or candy corn can be substituted for items on pages 9-10.
Pages 9-10: two duplicate pages of items to be used to play the cornucopia game.
Pages 11-13: Cubes for use with passages. Use cubes #1 and #2 only or all three together.
Cube #1 is the vocabulary-building strategies cube. Cube #2 contains a number and symbol. Pick the word in the passage that corresponds with the number on the cube. Put the item into your cornucopia cup after responding to the question. Cube #3 contains lose/gain an extra item remarks—use of this cube is optional.
Page 14: Cube #4 is used with the passages to focus on comprehension/inferential thinking questions related to the stories.
Page 15 Graphic Organizer for tier-2 vocabulary
Page 16 “Let’s Talk Turkey” organizational diagram to be used for writing the main idea and supporting details regarding each of the reading passages.
Page 17: Sugar Cone Cornucopia recipe—One “speechsnacks” recipe card is included to accompany this Thanksgiving-themed product
(see complete recipe post and full-color, step-by-step pictures HERE