I use this sheet on the first day of social studies class with my fourth graders.
We use the book Social Studies Alive! Regions of our Country so the vocabulary words are the most important ones that we cover from the text. I ask the students to read them over to see if any of them sound familiar and to see if they know what any of the terms mean. If they do, I ask them to highlight the words.
This gives me a pretty good understanding of the knowledge students are entering my classroom.
If saved until the end of the year and given again, it is nice to see how many words they learned over the course of the year!
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