This handout can be used before you teach, while you teach, and after you teach a new piece of literature. Students write what they think the word means (pre), define the word (pre or Post), fill in here the word was used in the story (during), find synonyms and antonyms (pre or post). The students can share their ideas post activity. It reaches multiple standards from Common Core in vocabulary but it also is text dependent which is key to common core.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.