This tool will help you introduce vocabulary in 5 steps.
Present the word. Ask students, What does this word mean?
Assess student’s understanding by using the scale.
Present the first picture. Ask students to look at the illustration and tell their shoulder partner what they think the vocabulary word means. Wait for student’s responses. Assess student’s understanding using scale.(optional)
Then, introduce the vocabulary word within a sentence. Ask students what the word might mean. Wait for the student’s responses. Assess student’s understanding using scale.
Finally, give students the definition of the vocabulary word. Discuss their responses. How did the illustration help you? Was it the definition you were expecting? Etc.
NOTE: You may want to skip steps 1-2 and the scale for Pre-K students.
Covered standards for Pre-K to 2nd grade:
Language, Communication, and Emergent Literacy Standards
Kindergarten Common Core Standard
1st Grade Common Core Standard
2nd Grade Common Core Standard
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