Engage and challenge students with these To Kill a Mockingbird vocabulary words! Students define words, place them in context and then synthesize the information to write stories!
This packet contains four pages of student vocabulary worksheets with 32 vocabulary words, an answer key and student flashcards.
The student vocabulary worksheets ask students to define key words, write the word in a sentence of their own, and then write a story using the words. Writing a story using multiple words together requires students to synthesize multiple pieces of information while using the words in context. In my experience, this cements the learning in the brain!
The flashcards can be used as traditional flashcards or in study games like Go Fish. Print on cardstock for sturdier cards! The definition flashcards have been arranged so the teacher can print back to back with the vocabulary words and they will line up.
I suggest using this packet in your classroom in one or more of the following ways:
1. Print and Go! Students study the vocabulary at home or in class.
2. Students work in cooperative groups to define the words and write sentences. For a greater challenge, require students to find the word in the book and write the sentence in which it appears in the novel. Then, have students write individual stories and share in groups. Each group can select the best story to read aloud to the entire class.
3. Story Pass Back – after students have had a chance to study the words, one fun activity is to write group stories. Everyone starts with a blank piece of paper. Put the first word on the board and give students 30 second to start a story with the word. Then students pass the papers to the person next to them. Put the next word on the board and give 30 more seconds for the person to add to the story using the next vocabulary word. Repeat until finished or you run out of time. This is a fun activity and it often produces some humorous stories. Furthermore, it really tests students’ knowledge of the words and provides some peer accountability!
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Check out my other To Kill a Mockingbird resources by clicking the links below:
Introduction for To Kill a Mockingbird- The Rosewood Massacre Discussion
To Kill a Mockingbird Complete Reading and Teaching Guide
To Kill a Mockingbird Pre-reading Questions and Discussion
To Kill a Mockingbird Questions for Every Chapter
To Kill a Mockingbird Reading Guide Part One
To Kill a Mockingbird Reading Guide Part Two
Created By: Jacque Decker