Students need a firm understanding of academic vocabulary in order to be successful learners. Head Bands Reading Vocabulary Review Game includes all academic vocabulary needed to meet 4th grade Common Core reading objectives (as well as TEKS, for Texas Teachers). Also included are many review words from 3rd grade.
Following are the words that are included, listed by categories.
autobiography, biography, expository text, fable, fantasy, folktale, historical fiction, legend, persuasive text, play, realistic fiction, tall tale
acrostic, alliteration, cinquain, couplet, diamante, free verse poem, Haiku, limerick, lyric poem, meter, repetition, rhyme, rhyme pattern, stanza
allusion, antonym, connotation, context clue, denotation, homograph, homophone, idiom, multiple meaning word, prefix, synonym, suffix
Important Understandings in Literature
author’s purpose, author’s perspective, cause, chronology, compare, connections, contrast, draw conclusions, effect, fact, first person point of view, foreshadowing, inference, main idea, opinion, problem resolution, setting, sequence, stage directions, summarize, supporting details, symbolism, synonym, theme, third person point of view, trickster
Nonfiction Text Features
bold print, bullets, caption, colored print, diagram, glossary, graph, heading, illustration, italics, map, photograph, pronunciation, subheading, table, table of contents, title
dictionary, drop down menu, encyclopedia, Internet, primary source, search engine, secondary source, thesaurus, tool bar, web site
Each group of cards and the answer key has a separate cute design so students can review one category at a time as the terms are taught. Or, if you prefer, you can mix them up!
In all, over 60 words are included, as well as blank cards so you can add words if you like. The cards can even be used on your word wall or put on a ring for individual study.
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