This is a vocabulary bundle that aligns with the Open Court Reading Series. All of the activities within this bundle correlate with the story from Unit 1, Week 3, "One Small Step".
This bundle includes a vocabulary organizer, a vocabulary review activity that students may complete in pairs or individually, vocabulary skit cards which can be used in a center or in small groups to practice vocabulary meaning, and vocabulary cards that you can print out on colored paper for an adorable display that students can refer to throughout the week. After you have finished with the words, they can be added to a word wall to help students retain their new vocabulary.
The vocabulary organizer and review activity will allow you to display them and complete them with the entire class. I do this weekly with my vocabulary organizer as I am introducing the words. It is a great way to keep all of my students engaged and participating while we fill in our organizer. It could also be useful if you are going over the vocabulary review together, or if you are using it in a literacy center. It would make the center self-checking.
The vocabulary organizer provides students with the definition of the vocabulary term, an area to write the syllabication of the term. This helps students reinforce the green band of the open court program. Students also have a place on the organizer to write an original definition after looking back at the text to determine how it is used in the selection, as well as a section to draw an original picture related to the term and a section to write a synonym and an antonym for the word. After completing this organizer, students should have an in-depth understanding of the words' meanings!
The vocabulary review activity requires students to define the words and complete sentences using context clues to determine the appropriate term. This is a great way to assess word knowledge and a students use of context clues at the same time! This would be an excellent activity for you to put in a literacy center!
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