Character Trait Vocabulary
Teach and connect a new word each week to reading, movies, and real life.
Building vocabulary is a key part of developing a student’s solid reading comprehension. The Regional Educational Laboratory at Marzano Research calls for direct instruction, repetition, and tasks that get students developing a deeper understanding of vocabulary words.
This product introduces a character trait each week in the form of a vocabulary word with the intention that the word would be directly taught first. The product includes a weekly journal response where students will record the meaning of the word, then determine if they think this character trait is positive or negative (or perhaps, both). By the end of the week, in their journals, students write about a book character or real person who they feel has this character trait. With their journal response, justification should be given to back up the character or person they view as having this character trait. A rubric/checklist is included for the journal response.
This product includes:
39 Character Trait poster and open ended journal response each week.
Poster can be printed or used digitally.
Words for word wall are ready to be printed.
Journal response has a rubric/checklist for teaching expectations on responding to the open ended task.
If taught in order, a checkpoint quiz follows every 13 character traits taught.
Plus, several pages of notes, ideas, and pictures to make sure use of the product is clear.