These are weekly PowerPoints for each vocabulary lesson in unit 1 of the Journey's common core curriculum. Below is how we use them.
We teach using explicit vocabulary instruction, meaning we use four simple steps to teach each vocabulary word. Our students flourished when we began using these routines and we had almost 100% of all students exceeding on vocabulary tests. here are the steps:
1. Say the word (have students repeat the word)
2. Read the definition (with students)
3. Read sentences, having students say the word in the sentence
4. Do a quick check (students show they understand the word by doing a quick activity)
**This whole process should take 30 minutes for all 10 words. To get the most out of it pair this product with our vocabulary boxes so students can write definitions as you go!
***We use the common core Journey's curriculum and if you are wondering if it is the same as yours here is the list of vocabulary words from unit 1, lesson 1:
**We have every unit and a complete bundle available in our store. Want the link for all 5 units? Here it is: