This package is aligned with Journeys 3rd Grade Units 1-6; a full year's worth of vocabulary practice containing CLOZE (fill in the blank) worksheets and Crossword Puzzles to teach, re-teach, practice, or assess vocabulary in the third grade Journeys anthologies from units 1 through 6 (all units for the entire year- unit names and stories are listed below).
Also included is the corresponding answer key for each worksheet and a word list for the crossword puzzles. When we developed these worksheets we used all of the key vocabulary words and some supplemental words. Some of the words were used within the context of each story, and some of the words we used outside of the story’s context to challenge the students and their understanding of each word’s definition. We included the key vocabulary words from the following anthologies:
Unit 1 – Good Citizens: “A Fine, Fine School”, “The Trial of Cardigan Jones”, “Destiny’s Gifts”, “Pop’s Bridge”, “Roberto Clemente”
Unit 2 – Express Yourself: “Max’s Words”, “What Do Illustrators Do?”, “The Harvest Birds”, “Kamishibai Man”, “Young Thomas Edison”
Unit 3 - Learning Lessons: “Jump! from the Life of Michael Jordan”, “The Science Fair”, “ Yonder Mountain”, “Aero and Officer Mike”, “The Extra-good Sunday”
Unit 4 – Extreme Nature: “A Mr. Rubbish Mood”, “The Albertosaurus Mystery”, “A Tree is Growing”, “Dogzilla”, “Life on the Ice”
Unit 5 – Going Places: “Two Bad Ants”, “The Journey: Stories of Migration”, “The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman”, “ Dog-of-the-Sea-Waves”, “Mountains: Surviving on Mt. Everest”
Unit 6 - Make Your Mark: “Paca and the Beetle ”, “The Power of Magnets”, “Becoming Anything He Wants to Be”, “A New Team of Heroes”, “Acting Across Generations”
We have used these puzzles to challenge students, to enrich and engage learning, and as a center or centers with teacher or parent helpers to teach and provide practice for reading vocabulary and definitions.
Vocabulary development is a key focus area in the new Common Core Standards, because students must increase their knowledge of academic language by growing their vocabulary. These worksheets align with the Common Core Standards for Language Arts under Language: Conventions, effective use and vocabulary, understanding words and their relationships, and acquisition of new vocabulary.
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