Stellaluna: Intermediate Vocabulary Study (Explicit Instruction)
This is a packed, interactive, explicit instruction unit actively engaging students in the exploration of six tier 2 words designed to be used after reading "Stellaluna." In my fifth grade classroom, I use these shorter read alouds to introduce more complex topics like theme and comparing across texts, while developing vocabulary background. The kids absolutely love these lessons and our focus words become part of our everyday classroom language. Most lessons only take about 15 minutes and move quickly!
Included in this 45 slide set:
(all slides have suggested script for lesson)
Set 1: Brief story summary in the form of a cooperative review, 3 words with three slides each that define, provide examples, and then engage students in at least 3 interactive and cooperative activities, quick review, and exit slip
Set 2: Brief character analysis cooperative review, 3 words with three slides each that define, provide examples, and engage students in at least 3 interactive and cooperative activities, quick review, and exit slip
Set 3: Cumulative review of all 6 words in three interactive activities including a Find Someone Who cooperative review.
Assessments: 6 word review, exit slips and 2 extended response questions analyzing theme and plot/cause effect
Extras: Sentence strips, vocabulary cards for students to display during interactive lesson, buzz word template, suggestions for implementation
Each slide includes suggested script for instructional use. Download and your ready to go! Before you know it, your kids will be word wizards! Try the first set of words with the Verdi Freebie Sampler below.
Verdi Freebie Sampler
Also available as part of a bundle- $10 for all three units (Stellaluna, Verdi, & Crickwing)
Janell Cannon Explicit Instruction Bundle
***If you have a favorite short read aloud you would like a vocabulary study unit developed for, let me know!
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