This lesson is valuable for students who need improvement in their vocabulary and dictionary (glossary) skills. Additionally, the questions give challenging and effective reading comprehension practice.
Eleven vocabulary words along with their respellings and a pronunciation key are presented on the glossary page. Students then answer 6 inferential questions about the word meanings and their respellings. The eleven words are: ascend, cherish, devour, malady, multitude, proclaim, ravage, sorely, tyrant, vanquish, villain.
Next is an attention-grabbing story, “Blue Jay Beware” about a boy who sees his pet cat get dangerously close to a blue jay. Students read to find out whether or not the bird is rescued. Following the story are 6 more inferential comprehension questions that ask the students to respond with the appropriate vocabulary words. The final question has students pick the “saying” that would make the best generalization about the story. Top that off with two engaging drawings of a blue jay and the “villain” cat and you have nothing but motivated kids! I’m very positive your students will derive much reading skill enhancement from the lesson while enjoying it, too. Don’t pass up this winner! (The 4th page is the answer key.) Note: On the TPT generated thumbnails, the spacing from page to page is a little off. When you download the actual file, the pages have better alignment between one another.