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Vocabulary Word Connect is an interactive class activity used before, during, or after class reading. Word Connect is basically a mystery word game or activity. This word work vocabulary and reading activity can be used with any reading selection. The strategy promotes vocabulary development, recognition of and practice using prefixes and suffixes, dictionary skills, drawing inferences, making predictions, text connections, and writing.
How Does This Vocabulary Activity Work in My Classroom?
Word Connect is basically a mystery word game or activity. Each group must discover the (mystery) Connect word by rearranging the letters they receive in their bag/envelope.
If you are looking for a lesson to use when being evaluated by your administrator, Word Connect showcases student engagement, student-centered learning, collaboration, and speaking and listening in addition to teacher-student interaction. Students work collaboratively which requires movement within the group.
This is a zip file with 2 separate PDF files included
1 Vocabulary activity rationale for use with any reading selection
1 Teacher Instructions for Use handout with before, during, and after directions
1 Teacher Activity Script to guide you through the steps
1 Student Word Connect handout
1 Student Writing Connection template
1 Student Synonyms/Antonyms handout
1 Alphabet Letters template with vowels to be copied and laminated
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