Vocabulary Activity Pack: 20+ Games, Printables & More (Common Core Aligned)

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It is no secret that vocabulary is the foundation of academic success, yet teaching it effectively can be challenging. This vocabulary mega-pack provides a wide variety of approaches to vocabulary acquisition and review that make learning meaningful, memorable and fun. Usable with ANY vocabulary words, the kit is divided into four sections: 1) Graphic Organizers and Printables, 2) Games and Activities, 3) Morphemes/Word Roots, and 4) Word Sorts. It includes a host of engaging activities, including:

• Vocabulary Inventory: (Also sold separately.) Why teach them what they already know? Assess students’ understanding of vocabulary words before and after a lesson to ensure you are focusing on the right words and monitoring growth.
• Context Clues Graphic Organizer: Students use prior knowledge and context clues to decipher the meaning of words, measuring understanding before and after.
• Vocabulary Builder: This graphic organizer allows students to better connect with words, using student-friendly definitions, images, memory devices and sentence building.
• 10 Most Important Words: Students identify important words in the text as they read, demonstrating their ideas about the words before reading and revising meaning after.
• Create-your-Own Crossword: Students generate their own crossword puzzle using the grid provided and clues they create.
• Vocabulary Bingo: Students love this classic game for reviewing vocabulary. Use Smarties or Skittles as game chits for even more fun!
• Vocabulary Skits: Students create and act out their own skits using teacher-provided vocabulary words and a list of scene options.
• Context Clues Challenge: In this lively game, teams compete against each other to come up with definitions for words using only context clues and their prior knowledge.
• Vocabulary Web Quest: Students learn the meaning of new words and practice MLA citation by researching and finding definitions as well as well-crafted examples of usage.
• Getting to the Root: Students learn to decipher unfamiliar words through commonly used Greek and Latin roots.
• Morpheme Madness: Teams compete to come up with as many words as possible using the provided roots. But the best part is the challenge round!
• Invent-a-Word Glossary: Students create their own glossary using their own made-up words based on Greek and Latin roots.
• Good vs. Bad Writing Word Sort: Students learn the traits of effective writing along with a host of new vocabulary words by categorizing a deck of word cards related to writing.
• Connotation vs. Denotation Word Sort: (Also sold separately.) In this fun activity, students learn the difference between connotation and denotation as they expand their vocabulary, sorting words based on their shades of meaning.

We all know that asking students to look up the definitions of words is no way to teach vocabulary effectively. And that simply uttering the words “Frayer Model” will be met with a collective moan. By adding variety and fun to your vocabulary lessons, you will find your students learning and retaining new words like never before—and having fun along the way!

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