Vocabulary Activities - Awesome Adjectives with Word Wall Posters & Quizzes 6-9

Joy Sexton
Grade Levels
6th - 9th
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These vocabulary activities for 36 Awesome Adjectives will lead your students to understanding and using those challenging words that we expect in their writing!

Research shows that test scores and overall academic success increase when students have rich vocabularies. With this creative Tier 2 word study, your students will enjoy meaningful activities that instantly boost their word knowledge.

If you’d like to incorporate more vocabulary instruction this year, all the work has been done for you!

---The student word work activities call for personal engagement, from unique prompts and sentence starters to synonyms and antonyms, sketching a visual, and creating an original sentence.

---You’ll have quizzes with answer keys, an exit ticket, and a “Cheat Sheet” review page. There’s a collaborative activity where students write and present skits using a selection of words and Vocabulary BINGO for a fun review.

---And with the colorful 36 AWESOME ADJECTIVES Word Wall Posters, you’ll have a stunning display for students to refer to throughout the year as they write!

These Tier 2 words were chosen very carefully. Not only are they words that occur often in literature, on standardized test passages, and on SAT lists, they are words that students can realistically use in their writing pieces.

No more worries that you may not be doing enough with vocabulary! Students can study 4 words each week, with their “Cheat Sheet” review and Exit Slip on Day 5! With Vocab BINGO, quizzes, and their skits, this resource will take them through an entire 10-week grading period and beyond.


NOTE: This resource is part of the full 108-word resource bundle Vocabulary Activities - Word Study BUNDLE with Word Wall Posters & Quizzes 6-9

If you have already purchased the bundle (at 20% off), you should not purchase this resource.


Here’s what this resource contains:

1. “AWESOME ADJECTIVES” STUDENT WORD WORK PAGES – 36 Challenging Adjectives are presented in 3 sets of 12 words. Word and definition are given, along with a model sentence. Students respond to a unique prompt, a sentence starter, a synonym or antonym question, sketch a visual, and write an original sentence.

2. VOCABULARY CHEAT SHEET – Students use these pages to create an at-a-glance list of words, definitions, and a “personal connection” to help them remember meanings.

3. QUIZZES – Three multiple choice quizzes (A-D), one for every 12-word set.

4. EXIT SLIP – A quick, handy assessment where students demonstrate knowledge they gained. Printed two per side.

5. VOCABULARY BINGO – A student BINGO page with directions and blanks for students to choose 24 words from the 36-word study (to be played after completing the word study). A “Master Card” is provided for the teacher. On the Master Card, all the words for the game are printed on the card alphabetically, to easily keep track of the definitions called.

6. “VOCABULARY CONVERSATIONS” CULMINATING COLLABORATIVE ACTIVITY – Students interact with each other and the vocab words in this creative assignment. In groups of four, students choose 12 words from their 36-word study and incorporate them into an imaginative script placing themselves as characters in a situation. Specific guidelines for writing and presenting the skits are provided, along with an EASY grading rubric!

7. WORD WALL POSTERS – 36 Color Word Wall Posters for Awesome Adjectives. Posters are 81/2” X 11” and include word, definition, and a visual that depicts the meaning. Includes an “Awesome Adjectives” WORD WALL SIGN. Students love the Word Wall! It’s an eye-catching reminder of challenging words for their writing!

8. ANSWER KEYS – Answer keys are provided for all 3 vocabulary quizzes and for all 36 synonym/antonym questions on the word work pages.

9. TEACHER GUIDELINES, COMMON CORE STANDARDS, and DIFFERENTIATION – Specific guidelines and suggestions for using all parts of this resource are included, along with Common Core Standards embedded in the activities and ideas for differentiation.

Your students will begin to use these practical adjectives in their writing in no time! Please open the PREVIEW to have a closer look.

Thanks! --Joy

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9–10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Use the relationship between particular words to better understand each of the words.
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.


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