Tired of handing out dictionaries, but no time to make your own academic vocabulary activities?
Whether you're teaching ESL students or native-English-speaking students, they need academic vocabulary. However, flat out memorizing words doesn’t work—we all know that. Turn your students into active learners by giving them the opportunity to speak, which will reduce “teacher talk” at the same time.
All activities are designed for use with learning definitions, other forms of the words (different parts of speech), synonyms/antonyms, and usage in sentences. While learning these vocabulary words, students will also be learning the reading comprehension skills (and test taking skills) of finding meaning within the context, look for clues with synonyms/antonyms, and using the part of speech to narrow down a definition.
This resource includes:
✔ 6 Teacher pages (instructions, ideas and recommendations that also serves as a clickable table of contents)
✔ 2 building background handouts
✔ 1-page handout with vocabulary, definitions, and parts of speech
✔ 1-page definitions matching activity
✔ 1-page crossword puzzle with 1-page answer key
✔ 1-page definitions quiz
✔ 1-page word scramble for spelling practice with 1-page answer key
✔ 1-page "How Do You Spell...?" worksheet with 1-page answer key
✔ 2-page parts of speech sorting activity that has students looking at affixes to help them determine the correct part of speech of different forms of the vocabulary words
✔ 1-page part of speech worksheet without a word bank
✔ 1-page part of speech worksheet with a word bank
✔ 1-page answer key (for the parts of speech sorting activities and worksheets)
✔ 1-page part of speech grouping worksheet with 1-page answer key
✔ 2-page sentence cloze matching activity
✔ 1-page sentence cloze gap activity (uses the same sentences)
✔ 1-page answer key (use with sentence cloze matching activity and worksheet)
✔ 1-page synonym and antonym building background/review worksheet
✔ 1-page synonym and antonym worksheet with a word bank
✔ 1-page synonym and antonym building background/review worksheet (1/2 page format to save paper)
✔ 1-page synonym and antonym building background/review worksheet WITH word bank (1/2 page format to save paper)
✔ 2-page synonym and antonym matching activity
✔ 1-page synonym and antonym answer key
✔ 1-page worksheet for students to write their own sentences
✔ 6-pages (my word map resource)
✔ 1-page multiple choice definitions quiz with 1-page answer key
✔ 5 pages of discussion cards
✔ 1-page suggestions for no-prep/minimal prep activities and games
✔ 1-page card activities cover sheets
Most recent update 7/3/2017
This resource uses the following academic vocabulary words:
advocate, authority, bitterly, candidate, coalition, contest, election, inaugurate, policy, & poll
This resource was created for high-level ESL adult students but is also ideal for high school students.
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