Analogies build both vocabulary and reasoning abilities. This material also familiarizes students with this common testing format.
Each level has 18 sets (460 Analogies A & 465 Analogies B). Students line up the 10 incomplete analogies. Then they determine the relationship that exists between the first pair of words. They must find a match having the same relationship to complete the second pair. In order to make this more challenging, 10 "dummy" words representing potential misses are included with the 10 correct matches. Answer keys identify the relationship that exists between the two words in each part of the analogy.
As an alternative format, task cards containing the 18 sets of analogies are included. Each page contains two activities. These could be printed on card stock and laminated so they are reusable. The answer keys and student checklists are the same. The pages could also be used as worksheets.
The CCSS for ELA emphasize vocabulary development throughout the school day and in all subjects. Despite the fact that most vocabulary is acquired indirectly, research suggests that vocabulary can be improved with explicit instruction. Reading Manipulatives vocabulary products build word knowledge with intuitive, holistic manipulatives that include cloze sentences to assure that students use words properly in context. For teachers who do not wish to prepare manipulatives or consider manipulatives unworkable in their classroom structure, PDFs are included that convert the content of the manipulatives to worksheets.
Contents: 18 sets of 10 analogies to be completed; 20 words to choose from per set; 18 task cards/worksheets as an alternative format; answer keys
Common Core ELA Standards: L.4.5, L.5.5, L.6.5, L.7.5, L.8.5