Building Vocabulary For Older Students!

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4th - 10th
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  1. It's really hard to find age-appropriate activities for older students, I know...but I've got you covered! This bundle is loaded with activities created with older students in mind. Plus, they cover a wide array of skills, so you'll be able to cover all of the bases with your older students. What's
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Get your teenage students learning and practicing 30 new, age-appropriate vocabulary terms with this resource. The activities will have them learning in relevant ways that aren't too childish. But, they'll still spice up your instruction and provide new ways to teach vocabulary.

NOTE: This product is included in my Activities for Older Students Bundle. If you have already purchased or plan to purchase the bundle, then do not purchase this product.


What awesome vocabulary activities are included?

★ Vocabulary matching cards: On each card is a vocabulary word, and then there is another card with its definition. Use these cards to teach, review, drill, and play memory matching games.

★ Parts of speech sort: Use the vocabulary words (cards from matching cards activity) and sort by noun, verb, and adjective to assist in comprehension of new terms.

★ Identifying synonyms game: Students will pick a card and read the sentence provided. Each sentence will have a vocabulary word bolded and underlined. They must use their knowledge of the definition and synonyms to select a synonym from the choices provided. Each card has a point value, 1-5. At the end of the game, the students will add up their points to determine a winner.

★ Review worksheets: Use these sheets to have students review and document new vocabulary words. Included are one graphic organizer and three matching review worksheets.



What does the evidence say about vocabulary interventions?Evidence shows the importance of presenting new vocabulary words multiple times and in multiple formats. Students benefit from being presented new vocabulary words up to 36 times to learn them. (Storkel et al., 2016)

Evidence also shows that teaching children new vocabulary words using tasks like defining, using words in sentences, concept mapping, and challenges to use words in real life activities helps students comprehend and make meaning of new vocabulary words. Explicit teaching of new vocabulary words is necessary. (Spencer et al., 2017)


What are other customers saying about this product?

"Love this product! I love the notebook graphic. I love the word and definition matching cards. I love the vocab word used in a sentence so students can use their context clue skills. I love the frayer model organizer at the end. AND I love that it has a review worksheet. This product has it all. If you are working on vocabulary with older students, you NEED this product."

"I love all the different ways the vocabulary is targeted. My students struggle with vocabulary but the re-exposure helps tremendously especially when they are engaged!"

"Have used this with great success over the past year to address vocabulary goals with many students- thanks for the resource!"


Want other vocabulary resources? Check these out:

Glasses Building Vocabulary

Common Core Vocabulary Grades K-4

Common Core Vocabulary Grades 5-8


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