KinderVocabulary: a vocabulary curriculum for primary learners

KinderVocabulary: a vocabulary curriculum for primary learners
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KinderVocabulary: a vocabulary curriculum for primary learners
KinderVocabulary: a vocabulary curriculum for primary learners
KinderVocabulary: a vocabulary curriculum for primary learners
KinderVocabulary: a vocabulary curriculum for primary learners
KinderVocabulary: a vocabulary curriculum for primary learners
KinderVocabulary: a vocabulary curriculum for primary learners
KinderVocabulary: a vocabulary curriculum for primary learners
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KinderVocabulary: a vocabulary curriculum for primary learners

Do you have a few extra moments? Watch DETAILED videos about this program HERE and HERE

What is KinderVocabulary?

KinderVocabulary Curriculum is an engaging vocabulary curriculum with young learners in mind! KinderVocabulary introduces and expands 250 vocabulary words throughout 50 weeks of lessons. The students are able to grow and develop their vocabularies with the use of KinderVocabulary’s systematic approach. Each week the students will be introduced to a new set of words and have an opportunity to apply their learning in a variety of hands-on, engaging activities.

What is the structure of KinderVocabulary?

It is important to know that KinderVocabulary is very versatile in that it can be implemented in three different ways. The way in which you decide to implement the curriculum is completely up to you and has no bearing on the overall success your students will achieve with KinderVocabulary. The first implementation option is pairing KinderVocabulary with my KinderLiteracy Curriculum . KinderLiteracy gives students an opportunity to dig deeper within the context of 50 popular read aloud books. KinderVocabulary utilizes matching vocabulary lists so you can easily implement these activities alongside KinderLiteracy. The second implementation option would be to use KinderVocabulary with the matching paired read aloud texts listed here in the packet. This option works great if you are a teacher that is required to teach a big box curriculum and unable to use KinderLiteracy. You can choose to use the read aloud during your shared reading time or flex time. The students will have the context of the book, and you’ll be able to reflect back on the text and make connections as you utilize the KinderVocabulary curriculum. The third implementation option would be to use KinderVocabulary completely separate of any other curriculum or read aloud texts. These word lists and lessons do not require any type of read aloud in order for connections to be established. You would use the included KinderVocabulary “sets” version in which there is not mention of books in the lessons. Again, which implementation option you choose is completely up to you.

What is included in KinderVocabulary?

- 50 weeks of activities (see detailed description below)
- 250 covered words (see the detailed list below)
- 10 components for each week (see the detailed components below)
- Word lists
- Vocabulary journal labels

What components are included in KinderVocabulary?

Component 1: A vocabulary illustration sheet is included. The students will be able to illustrate each of the weekly words.

Component 2: Vocabulary journal prompts are included for all of the weekly words. You can choose between the journal prompts. The students will glue the journal prompt into their vocabulary journal and illustrate or write a response.

Component 3: A vocabulary resource ring included a picture and word card for all of the weekly focus words. You can hole punch the cards and place them onto a metal binder ring. Use this ring as a mobile resource or add it into your writing center so students can apply the words in their writing.

Component 4: A vocabulary word of the day poster and word of the day definition cards are included. You can display the word of the day or "password of the day" near your classroom door. The cards include the definition so they are great as well to use as a resource when introducing or reviewing the weekly words.

Component 5: A mini vocabulary staple booklet is included for each week. The students have the word and definition on the booklet. They will cut out the booklet and illustrate a picture for each word.

Component 6: Each week there are 4 vocabulary act it out cards. The teacher will lead the students in engaging the vocabulary words in a fun way.

Component 7: Differentiated assessments are included each week. There is an included picture version and word version for advanced learners.

Component 8: Each week two of the words are chosen to be the focus words. The students will work on the multiple meanings of these words. Real life picture cards are included for these two focus words (6 total cards each week).

Component 9: An anchor chart sort is included for the two multiple meaning focus words. There are 8 total clip art image cards included each week to sort on an anchor chart, etc.

Component 10: A cut and paste sort is included for the two focus words. The students will cut, sort and paste the clip art pictures.

PLEASE VIEW THE TPT PREVIEW AND VIDEOS HERE and HERE TO GET A FULL VISION OF THE PROGRAM!


HOW and WHEN can I use this curriculum in my busy day?

It is my true belief that this program can be implemented in as little as 5-10 minutes a day and as much as 15-20 minutes depending on your class schedule? WHEN can you implement the program? Do you have a morning meeting time? You can easily introduce the weekly words here! Do you have a few flex minutes for a simple read aloud? You would only need to utilize the read aloud 1-2 times a week so that you could show students the vocabulary words in context! When students are going into the restroom, have them state the definition or action for the vocabulary words! Do you meet with guided reading groups? Integrating vocabulary instruction into your guided reading groups is very beneficial as well! A lot of the activities could be done independently-- possibly a new vocabulary center in your classroom this year! We know the great impact vocabulary instruction has on our kiddos so squeezing it in anyway possible is key!

What does the RESEARCH say about KinderVocabulary?

The lexicon of a young child can span from very basic terminology and understanding of the words in their native language to one that is rich, complex, and diverse. The question lies in how do we help our students transition from basic to complex? That answer lies in utilizing a curriculum that incorporates extended vocabulary instruction. This type of instruction provides students with opportunities to experience words beyond what is just printed on the page of a book. Coyne et al. (2009) explain that when students have a deeper understanding of word knowledge, they develop the ability to increase their comprehension of texts. They cite a study by Beck and McKeown that showed kindergarten and first grade students who received rich vocabulary instruction were able to make better interpretations of stories compared to their peers that had not. Extended vocabulary instruction allows students to scaffold preexisting knowledge they may have about words and exhibit their newfound knowledge across multiple contexts.

What words are included in KinderVocabulary?

**A note about the books you see listed below. These are the books from KinderLiteracy. Please see the detailed explanation above about the ways you can implement this program. The books are NOT necessary to use this program. You would merely teach the words in the sets below! The books are encouraged so you can teach the words in "context" but it doesn't change the impact this program can have on your kiddos!**

Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
glide
shimmer
shocked
admire
wise

Huggapotamus by Steve Metzger
delight
waddle
spotted
skidded
sigh

Apples for Everyone by Jill Esbaum
bloom
ripe
thud
dribble
rot

A Tree for All Seasons by Robin Benard
bare
cozy
bud
collect
chilly

Transportation in My Neighborhood by Shelly Lyons
traffic
crawls
wind
island
neighborhood

Three Little Pigs by Paul Galdone
fortune
bundle
huffed
blaze

The Three Bears by Paul Galdone
trust
porridge
cooled
peek
frightened


The Three Billy Goats by Paul Galdone
valley
fine
rushing
roared
trampled

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
swoop
clutch
escape
clamber
curious

Pumpkin Town by Katie McKy
dull
delicate
marvel
sag
distant

Veterans Day by Elaine Landau
Armed Forces
holiday
military
patriotic
veteran

Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant
dawn
mammoth
chat
borrow
lapel

Look, Listen, Taste by Pamela Nettleton
crackle
danger
signals
pupil
protect

Reindeer by Katie Marisco
active
antlers
Arctic
mammal
hooves

Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone
sniff
threshing
field
strut
dared

The Snowy Day by Jack Ezra Keats
piled
path
pretend
sank
firm

Penguins by Anne Schreiber
barb
coast
colony
equator
webbed
mammal

Ron’s Big Mission by Corrine Naden
important
nervous
serious
budge
tucked

Polar Bears by Laura Marsh
Arctic
cub
den
float
snatch

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
fret
ointment
contagious
lawn
sob

Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
brilliant
ragged
thawed
ripple
announced

Snakes by Melissa Stewart
molt
hibernate
predators
prey
pupil
scutes

Dinosaurs by Kathleen Zoehfeld
extinct
fossil
museum
paleontologist

Moon by Melanie Mitchell
craters
glow
neighbor
rock

Storms by Miriam Goin
weather
crystal
electricity
funnel

Ponies by Laura Marsh
breed
herd
mare
shelter
tame
wild

Welcome to the World of Hares by Diane Swanson
pellets
floppy
kit
active
burrow
nibble

Frogs by Elizabeth Carney
croak
gills
habitat
poison

Seed to Plant by Kristin Rattini
soil
seedling
pollination
germination

Butterflies by Laura Marsh
nectar
chrysalis
migration
instinct
generation

Tigers by Laura Marsh
endangered
prey
territory
camouflage
carnivore

Helpers in My Community by Bobbie Kalman
community
volunteer
emergency
risk

Koala Lou by Mem Fox
important
nervous
serious
budge
tucked

Enemy Pie by Derek Munson
enemy
recipe
squinted
surprised
mumbled

Dolphins by Melissa Stewart
calf
equator
mammal
oxygen
predator
prey

The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone
cozy
snooze
mended
wheat
grind

Night Before Thanksgiving by Natasha Wing
nestled
patience
leap
feast
slice

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
conductor
steam
wilderness
harness
peak
flicker

Jamie O’ Rourke by Tomie dePaola
avoid
pratie
crept
ponder
wail
plenty

Chicken Life Cycle by David Schwartz
strut
brood
weak
peck
replace

The Mitten by Jan Brett
knit
jostle
commotion
grumble
talons
investigate

Hogwash by Karma Wilson
plan
fetched
dragged
filthy
pondered

Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
lair
scuttle
divvy
clutter
fret
blustery

How I Became a Pirate by David Shannon
slather
shore
gulp
hammock
crew

Spiders by Laura Marsh
egg sac
fang
prey
venom

Owls by Laura Marsh
camouflage
prey
talons
wingspan
owlet

Firefighters Help by Dee Ready
tank
pump
community
emergency
visit

Bear’s Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson
nibble
savor
fret
perch
prey
flutter

The Story of the White House by Marge Kennedy
West Wing
Oval Office
White House
carpenters

Duck for President by Doreen Cronin
filth
election
ballot
requirement
demand

The book and word lists can also be downloaded in the TPT preview. Click the preview button, then in the far right corner hit the down arrow and the preview will download onto your computer!


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