How to use this packet:
Research suggests that in order to learn a word, we must interact with it 6 or 7 times. These worksheets provide students the opportunity to interact with the words from Speak at least that many times.
First, provide students with the hypothesis sheet (as a Do Now or other activity in class). Have them independently read the sentences and use context clues to have them hypothesize the meaning of the word. Before revealing the definitions (provided), have them repeat the word after you and then call on students to share their hypothesis and defend it. Then, reveal the definition and have students copy them down.
That night for homework, have students fill in the synonyms, antonyms, and sentences practice sheet using their hypothesis sheet to support them. (Answer keys provided).
Throughout the week, students can complete the mini-exercises of synonyms, antonyms, and sentences as a small part of class. (Answer keys provided).
Students can have the printed flash cards after they complete the homework. They can use them to quiz each other, play memory games, or quiz themselves at home (a great way to engage families with little prep on the parent part)!
Students should also use some blank paper to create sentences using the words. As a stretch activity for students who have mastered the vocabulary, challenge them to use different forms of the words correctly as well.
Finally, at the end of the week, have your students test their knowledge. These vocabulary scores can be tracked from week to week!
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