This 14 slide Powerpoint is an excellent way to teach/review vocabulary words from the 4th grade HM story "By the Shores of Silver Lake" by Laura Ingalls Wilder. It uses the Word Association strategy recommended from Isabel Beck ("Bringing Words to Life"). This activity allows students to think about each word and be actively engaged. It can be shown to the whole class using a LCD projector (students can use individual white boards or pinch cards to display answer) or on individual student computers as a center. Words used include depot, platform, satchels, and bristly.
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