Studies show that students learn most words by simply reading or hearing them. I have been to numerous ELL lectures that have stated that it generally takes someone reading a word 10 times to actually learn the word. However, as vocabulary words get more complex, they are used less in written text and definitely less orally. Simply put, the word “DAD” can be found in text and in oral conversations exponentially more than a word like “UBQUITOUS”. We assume everyone knows Dad because Dad is used so much. Yet most students do not know the word Ubiquitous.
Little Red Riding Hood is the first in a series of Fractured Fairy Tales, that are short in length but have a plethora of SAT words condensed in them. Along with these books come free printable flash cards and other activities to further ingrain the meaning of these words. Students can read and see these words in context so they understand the true meaning of the words. Because the texts are short, students can maximize their focus on learning these words, not by reading a myriad of books, but instead familiar short fairy tales.
A glossary of word definitions is provided, along with flashcards containing pictures that represent the meaning of each of the words. With these kinds of flashcards, it enables the learner to visually imagine the meaning. By condensing and adding so many words, students can see how these words are used and quickly learn them, not by memorizing, but by seeing how they are used in context. This is the first vocabulary program of this kind and has been tested in my classroom. Students will not have to randomly learn words or whimsically hope to see a word the ten necessary times. This series will give your students a structured vocabulary program that is based on research and is proven to work.
IN THIS DOWNLOAD:
17 page fractured fairy tale story with glossary (95 SAT words)
Printable Double-sided Flashcards of all 95 words
5 Crossword Puzzles
2 Word Searches
3 PPT to use for studying and testing
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