The vocabulary materials in this resource for the novel The Corn Raid
include a master list of 56 vocabulary words and definitions, templates for working with the words, directions and materials for playing 2 vocabulary games, and 4 word search and 4 crossword puzzles that incorporate all the vocabulary words. The words on the vocabulary list also include their parts of speech and the page numbers on which they can be found in the book. All the word searches and crossword puzzles have accompanying answer keys. In addition, a list of 15 “old-fashioned” words and phrases — terms no longer in common use but which appear frequently in the novel — is also provided to help your students comprehend the text.
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The definitions of the vocal words are specific to the context of how the words are used in The Corn Raid
and are written so English Language Learners at an intermediate level of language proficiency and higher can understand them. There are 4 words for every chapter except the first chapter, which has 8 words.
There are 2 templates for doing vocabulary work that are slightly different from each other. You can choose which one you prefer and use it as a model for students. A blank template is provided which you can photocopy for students or have students copy into their vocabulary journals. Students can use the templates to help them learn the vocabulary words by writing their own definitions or listing synonyms and antonyms, drawing pictures to illustrate the words, and using the words in sentences.
To give your students more practice in using the words, materials for playing Charades and Concentration (a matching game) are provided. Detailed instructions for playing the games are included.
There are 4 word search puzzles, with answer keys, that incorporate all the vocabulary words; each puzzle covers the vocabulary words in 2 - 4 chapters. There are also 4 crossword puzzles, with answer keys, that cover the same chapters as the word searches. For the crossword puzzles, the definitions of the words are the clues and the answers to be written in the puzzle boxes are the vocabulary words.
A table of contents makes it easy to find the various vocabulary resources and other pages offer explanatory information for teachers and list the ELA Common Core standards addressed.
This resource will help you explore more deeply this wonderful story of an English boy and a Native American boy in Colonial Jamestown.
What you get in this product:
★ A table of contents (1 page)
★ A Notes to the Teacher
page with explanatory information (1 page)
★ A page listing the ELA Common Core standards addressed (1 page)
★ A list of 56 vocabulary words with definitions, parts of speech, and page numbers (3 pages)
★ A list of 15 "old-fashioned" vocabulary words and phrases with definitions (1 page)
★ Templates for vocabulary work (3 pages)
★ Instructions and materials for 2 vocabulary games (10 pages)
★ Overview of word search and crossword puzzles (1 page)
★ 4 word search puzzles with answer keys (8 pages)
★ 4 crossword puzzles with answer keys (8 pages)
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