This activity is designed to help students look at the difficult words in their own, individual vocabulary levels. Throughout this activity, students will have the opportunity to break down any ‘tricky’ word and find different ways to remember these words, becoming part of their vocabulary.
I have used this activity within my classroom environment and it has supported the learning of all my students, all of which have their own, unique way of learning. I hope you find this just as useful, as it was designed by the needs of my students and to cater for a range of abilities.
You can use this activity as the core focus of the lesson, where students read a book and find five new words. They then break down each word and search for the following:
A: (Linking new learning with prior knowledge):
-words within words
-known words with the same sound/letter blend
B: (Expanding current understanding and including new learning as part of their vocabulary):
-draw a picture
-use the word in a sentence
You could also use this activity as something that students keep in their Reading Log book (or other) and continue adding new words throughout a longer period of time.