How Smart Are Animals - Vocabulary & Grammar Extension - HMH Collections

How Smart Are Animals - Vocabulary & Grammar Extension - HMH Collections
How Smart Are Animals - Vocabulary & Grammar Extension - HMH Collections
How Smart Are Animals - Vocabulary & Grammar Extension - HMH Collections
How Smart Are Animals - Vocabulary & Grammar Extension - HMH Collections
How Smart Are Animals - Vocabulary & Grammar Extension - HMH Collections
How Smart Are Animals - Vocabulary & Grammar Extension - HMH Collections
How Smart Are Animals - Vocabulary & Grammar Extension - HMH Collections
How Smart Are Animals - Vocabulary & Grammar Extension - HMH Collections
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As ELA teachers told to “teach vocabulary in context.” Unfortunately, textbooks usually have a limited number of word-building questions or activities. Plus, it can be difficult to find time for the repeated practice that leads to retention of new vocabulary. Here, I’ve crafted a ready-to-print (or project) vocabulary unit for this selection in the HMH Collections textbook (and there are more units to follow).

This five-page unit targets 11 words from “How Smart Are Animals” by Dorothy Henshaw Patent for repeated practice to deepen understanding. This vocabulary extension includes words not already defined in the text itself and is designed for use as a daily warm-up or augmentation activity for fast-finishers. It has five activity pages (plus an answer key) including:

  • Word List with student friendly definitions,
  • Words in Context that focuses on example context clues,
  • Word Play crossword puzzle that reinforces definitions and spelling,
  • Word Study focusing on prepositional phrases, and
  • Word Application quiz to measure understanding of the new vocabulary.

In designing this resource, I tried to incorporate many “best practices” for word acquisition, including repeated encounters with the word in different contexts and a progressive sequence of instruction for context clues and grammar (this will be most notable if you purchase multiple units or bundles).

If you like this resource, be sure to check out similar units for other passages in the Collections.

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Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Spell correctly.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
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5 pages
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Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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