Take vocabulary building to the next level! Build better content area vocabulary with this zip file about Famous Americans! This set includes 3 (editable) Word documents and 5 power points!
The power points are a great way to open a lesson. Gather children around and see how quickly they can read the words. There are 77 different slides with vocabulary. After reading, go over words that they aren't sure about. (We do this at the beginning of every lesson for about a week.)
A "Famous Americans" study guide and vocabulary study sheet is included. (I give those out the first day of our unit study so they may practice at home or during free time in class.)
I do these things before we ever read anything in text together. This way they have a better idea of how to pronounce the more challenging words and build understanding of their meanings. I have found that this builds student confidence! My reluctant readers and English as a second language learners feel more at ease with the unit vocabulary!
As a review before testing, we play the "Password" game.
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