A strong background in academic vocabulary will greatly help both your ESL students and your native-English speaking students prep for those university entrance exams. This can help.
Essential for all four language domains, academic vocabulary is a must for every serious university-bound student! If you're short on material or just had a class added unexpectedly:
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Teaching students who will be taking university entrance exams? They need academic vocabulary, but 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.
: Preparing the activities DOES take time. There is a lot of cutting involved. However whether you use cardstock or you are a laminating lover, you’ll end up with sets that can be used over and over again. Once that prep work is done, you’ll be ready to go at a moment’s notice. Recommendations for creating, organizing, and storing the sets are included in each resource packet.
✍HOWEVER, worksheet activities are also included for when you need something NOW.
✔ 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
✔ (ADDED ON 5/23/16) five pages of discussion cards
✔ (ADDED ON 5/23/16) idea & suggestion page for no-prep to minimal prep activities that work with all of my academic vocabulary lists
✔ 1-page card activities cover sheets
This resource uses the following academic vocabulary words:
☀️accuracy, adjacent, compress, feasibly, gut, integrally, overlap, retain, seep, structure
This resource was created for high-level ESL adult students but is also ideal for high school students.
Check out my free sample for a better idea of what my series has.
Academic Vocabulary SAMPLE
⭐ Academic Vocabulary 6: Activities & Worksheets
⭐ Academic Vocabulary 7: Activities & Worksheets
⭐ Academic Vocabulary 8: Activities & Worksheets
⭐ Academic Vocabulary 9: Activities & Worksheets
⭐ Academic Vocabulary 10: Activities & Worksheets
This resource is INCLUDED
in the following:
⚡ ⚡ Academic Vocabulary BUNDLE 1 with Activities and Worksheets
⚡ MEGA BUNDLE of 370 Academic Vocabulary Words
⚠️ See all of my academic vocabulary resources here: Academic Vocabulary Special Category
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