These vocabulary templates are used during small group reading instruction with my Beyond level reading group. They are used as a pre-reading strategy to help my students read successfully. Before reading the weekly selection, the students in my other reading groups have a chance to explicitly practice the weekly phonics skill. Since the Beyond Level group does not need that practice, I have created vocabulary templates for them. I have taken all of the higher-level vocabulary from each story that may need to be discussed as a pre-reading strategy. Since the background knowledge of students changes from group to group and year to year, you may need to discuss all of the words, some of the words or you may not need to discuss any of them. It all depends on your particular group and the schema they are coming in with.
Having the chance to practice reading the words before reading the selection helps build confidence and success in student performance. Plus, it's a quick and easy way to get them focused and thinking about the story.
You can print them out and start using them right away. Or you can laminate them and bind them into a book (which is what I did), so that you can write on them as you discuss.
for the phonics templates for all the other reading levels.