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THE DEMANDS OF THIS SKILL CAN CERTAINLY BE A DAUNTING ONE, especially because of the young age of the learner and possible limited background knowledge or experiences of the young learner.
Since one important component of Common Core is to increase student vocabulary through explicit vocabulary instruction, word learning strategies are vital to the success of any vocabulary instruction.
Explicit vocabulary instruction at its best involves personal connections made by students to a rich bank of vocabulary words.
This resource is intended to support you as you guide and facilitate your students’ understanding of word relationships and real world vocabulary connections.
Included in this resource:
*printables in both color and black and white to accommodate your printing preferences
2 activities are included for use with a variety of 207 picture cards-in thematic format- for making connections to the words “expensive” and “cheap”
When personal connections are made to words, meaningful learning occurs. This type of learning practice will positively impact a student’s reading comprehension and foster the development of meaningful mental connections in texts or conversations.