High Stakes Testing: Vocabulary Builder Junior Edition 1st - 4th Grades

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Natalie Snyders
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1st - 4th
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I am always impressed with the quality of Natalie's products and this is no exception. I love how well organized this is and have started my school year off targeting a new word each week.
This was a perfect resource to help us prepare for high stakes testing! Very comprehensive and spot on!
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  1. This bundle is designed to strengthen a student's testing vocabulary throughout an entire school year, with one word used per week in a regular classroom, speech therapy room, ESL/ELL room, or Title I room. Both the junior and regular editions are included in this bundle, which cover elementary, mi
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SLPs & teachers, do your younger elementary students struggle with comprehending even the directions of high stakes standardized tests (such as the PARCC or MAP tests)? This is the product for you!

This is designed to target vocabulary commonly found in the directions of high stakes tests that students must know in order to answer the questions on said tests.

Thirty-two high-frequency words have been chosen as the focus of this product, including terms such as:

• total • estimate

• narrator • character

• conclusion • dialogue

• narrative • measure

• order • identify

• describe • recognize

• context • explain

This product is designed for younger grades (approximately first through third or fourth grade students), and can be used in a speech-language therapy room, RtI group, Title I setting, special education classroom, or regular education classroom.


This product is divided into four sections, which are color-coded. It is recommended to use the sections in order, as they start with more basic, concrete terms, and progress to higher level, more abstract terms. Start with the yellow terms (concrete math vocabulary terms such as whole, part, and estimate), then move to the green terms (concrete story element terms such as narrator, setting, and plot), then to the aqua terms (more abstract math vocabulary terms such as sort, order, and join), and finish with the dark blue terms (abstract cross-curricular terms such as identify, compare, and summary).

It is suggested to focus on one term per week – introduce the word with the vocabulary cards (available in two sizes for your convenience – either two per page or four per page), read the definition and example sentence together as a group, then have your students fill out the worksheet for that week’s term. After all the terms in a color-coded section have been introduced, you may complete the associated activities. If possible, designate a place in your classroom to display words from previous weeks.

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What is included?

• examples and directions

• terms and definition pages

• 32 pages of terms and definitions (2 per page option)

• 16 pages of terms and definitions (4 per page option)

• 16 pages of worksheets (2 per page)

• 9 pages of an "I Have, Who Has?" game

• 3 pages of blank Bingo cards

• 8 pages of a matching game

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Looking for a more complex version for older students?

Check here for a version designed for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students (about 5th through 12th grades).

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As with all of products in this store, this is copyrighted by Natalie Snyders. Purchase of this item entitles you to use this in your own classroom/therapy room/SLP assignment only. Copying for other professionals, sharing the file directly via the internet, or re-selling of this item is strictly prohibited. Please direct others interested in using it back to the original source (this page) or purchase a multi-user license. Thank you!

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