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Vocabulary Acquisition and Synonym Games Using the Common Core

Grade Levels
Common Core Standards
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Your students will be engaged with these easy-to-prepare games and practice worksheets as they learn 24 vocabulary character traits arranged by synonyms (6 sets of 4 synonyms ranging from easy to challenging). Game ideas address several learning styles. Both games and the worksheets that go with them use a Fish Theme . Printables offer a color or black & white option for your particular printing needs. This word work will gradually release them into practice, application, and assessment. Continued exposure to these words will ensure that your students understand them while reading and be able to use them in writing. The resource also includes generic worksheets and graphic organizers to be used with any character trait vocabulary, general academic, or domain specific words.

This Resource works well for..

Word of the Day
Shades of Meaning
Character Traits
Analysis, Inference, and Prediction of a Character
General Academic and Domain Specific Words

This Resource Includes...

*Two or More Games*

. “Fishy Character Traits” - During this game students use fish character illustrations as clues to judge the character trait that belongs with the correct picture. This is a great game for your English Learners or students that are visual learners.
. The second game is a matching game where students compare the 24 character trait synonyms they just learned.

*Word Wall*

. The 24 character trait synonyms are written 2 to a page with a fish border in color or black & white. Blank borders are included for your use
. Word Wall Header with whales that reads “A Whale of a Word Wall” in color or black & white.

*Practice and/or Assessment with Fish Theme*

. 3 different types of 2 page worksheets (staple or print double-sided) in color or black & white that uses synonyms, antonyms, definitions, and sentences

* 12 Essential Questions for skills being taught and practiced in color or black & white *

* 2 Pages with Character Traits list (51 words per page)*

. 1 easier word list
. 1 more challenging word list

*Generic Character Trait Worksheets for Application of Skill*

. "Be a Character Detective" Students use their new knowledge of character traits as they apply it to reading. The first generic graphic organizer asks students to analyze a character’s thoughts, words, and actions and to then conclude 4 different traits and write a specific example from the text for each one.
. "Analyze the Character" The second generic graphic organizer will give the teacher another choice of reading and writing application and is similar to the above. Students analyze one character by giving 3 different traits. Each trait is proven with two examples from the text.

*Generic Vocabulary Graphic Organizers for General Academic or Domain Specific Words*

. Key Words (see Preview)
. Interesting Words (see Preview)
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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