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Vocabulary Building for Older Students {Strategies for Improving Vocabulary}

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How do you teach students new vocabulary?? It is so important to teach students to look beyond the memorization of dictionary definitions and further develop a deeper understanding of words meanings in practical, situational and contextual ways.

**This product is geared primarily toward 7/8th grade and high school aged students.

This packet contains :

Six vocabulary strategy cards (to use as a reference for this product or any new vocabulary that you may address ) that provide specific ways to support tier-2 vocabulary development

Vocabulary knowledge chart. (Make additional copies) Use this chart to fill in the vocabulary words from this packet (or for use with any newly introduced words). Put a check mark in the appropriate box to show your knowledge of each word.

Eight apple-themed reading passages containing key tier -2 words in bold and 24 vocabulary-building strategy cards. I have placed the codes S1, S2, S3, S4., etc. next to each item to represent “Strategy 1, Strategy 2, etc. The SLP should read the passage aloud, (allowing the student to see the words highlighted in bold--or Tier-2 words can also be written on a white board so that students can make reference to them ***Sample responses /answers are included in BOLD for many of the strategy questions***

Comprehension questions related to each story. The primary purpose of this product is to address tier-2 vocabulary found within each story and work on ways to enhance vocabulary knowledge and use. When that has been completed, the therapist can use the comprehension cards included to ask questions related to the content of the passages.

Two sentence completion writing pages for use with the Strategy 6 prompts found on the game cards. Students can use these sheets for writing out a complete sentence for this portion of the activity.

A fun and motivating game to play as students respond to questions. All students get a tree, an apple basket and a set of 10 apples. Start by placing all 10 apples of the same color on the tree. Follow the directions on the game cards for adding apples to your basket, passing them off to another player or placing them all back onto the tree. The first player to fill their barrel with all 10 apples first is the winner!

One “speechsnacks” recipe card is included to accompany this apple-themed product (see complete recipe post and full-color, step-by-step pictures HERE www.speechsnacks.com)



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Vocabulary Building for Older Students {Strategies for Imp
Vocabulary Building for Older Students {Strategies for Imp
Vocabulary Building for Older Students {Strategies for Imp
Vocabulary Building for Older Students {Strategies for Imp