Common Core Based Word Study Guides
This document contains a variety of vocabulary and word study activities that can be incorporated into lessons as an introduction to reading, as intermittent mini-lessons, group activities or as independent activities learners can complete within learning centers, for example. A teacher can use the poem ‘My Memories of Springtime’ to model Literary Terms, Word Meanings, Phonemic and Phonological Awareness.
Through the use of the Word Study guides, a teacher can introduce and reinforce word sounds, spelling patterns, definitions and parts of speech with students. As learners listen and follow the teacher’s modeling, each can fill in study guides and write answers to the questions with augmented understanding through examples and reinforcement of pronunciation and word meanings. Each activity usually requires approximately 30 minutes. I sometimes divide activities into two or three parts, reviewing new words and vocabulary throughout a few days.
This document includes guides that offer opportunities for students to study:
-Poem ‘My Memories of Springtime’ By Julie Jacobson
-Figurative Language Analysis
-Word Meanings -Synonyms/Antonyms
-Synonym/Antonym Analysis -Greek/Latin Prefixes
-Semantic Analysis (Including Spanish Translated Guide)
-Teacher Lesson Plan Sheet
AP Spanish Teacher