Building Vocabulary & Math Skills With Dollar & One Hundred Dollar Words

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Click on the PREVIEW to see lots of samples, as well as a complete explanation of this super-fun activity. I did a ton of work on this packet to make it easy-peasy for you!

The Dollar Word packet reinforces addition, critical thinking, strategy, cooperative learning, counting, plus greater & less than.

There are also teachable moments for reviewing prefixes, suffixes, plurals & parts of speech, as part of the strategy of finding a dollar word.

Keep things simple for younger students, raise the bar and include more for older kiddos.

Using calculators for checking, provides added practice and enables younger students to take part in these activities.

Dollar words are great anytime for building vocabulary and practicing math skills, as well as an interesting Daily-5 word work activity.

Because words are worth 100 points (pennies for dollar words, or dollars, for one hundred dollar words) it’s perfect for your 100-Day celebration too.

Each letter is given a point value.

Introduce the lesson by having students find out the value of their name. (A worksheet is provided).

Afterwards, challenge students to try and find words whose total equals 100.

Beforehand, discuss some strategy: Can you make it plural to gain easy, additional points? How ‘bout a prefix or suffix?

Have students keep track of their efforts, so even if they don’t find a dollar word, they can share the word with their highest total.

Students can work individually, with a partner, or in small groups.

I’ve included cute, one and one hundred dollar bill templates for children to record their dollar word on.

They can draw a picture of themselves or glue on a photo to the front. Run these off on light green paper. Students fold over & glue together.

Punch a hole at the top and suspend completed projects from the ceiling.

There’s a balloon option, with 2 sizes as well.

The packet also includes an alphabetical list of 740 “dollar” words; a dollar word dictionary for students to record their results; worksheets; 60, dollar word clue cards for playing a Dollar Word riddle game, with an answer key, and 2 recording sheets; as well as a letter value bookmark, plus mini-certificates of praise.

I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your students enjoy honing their math skills, while building vocabulary with “dollar words”.

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