We all have that one student that doesn’t want to be in school, doesn’t care to be in English class, and honestly doesn’t understand the point of it all. By creating lessons and units that answer that question within themselves, I feel much more confident in heading off that question.
So, vocabulary outside of a contextual reading is a topic I have really struggled with. As a student, I personally hated (and still hate) vocabulary units. I’ve come up with what I think will be an amazingly well balanced vocabulary plan for the first 9-12 weeks of school. Using the weekly news list from vocabulary.com, I will choose a daily word which will be displayed on the board when students come in the room. Students will use this word to fill in the daily Vocab Bell Ringer.
From there, the biweekly vocabulary test will be a breeze to make. Each word has a list of sample sentences that I can copy and paste into a word document. Replace the word with a blank, build a word bank and fill in the blanks are done. I can also build a section on synonym and antonym matching from the detailed word page and I’m done! Look at the sample vocab quiz on page 4.
**** UPDATE 6-10-2018******
vocabulary.com posted a new list this week bringing this vocab unit to 4 lists. That's a month of no prep vocabulary!
If you would like, send me your vocab list and I will make you a quiz page.