Please see preview. This product has two components. The first offers 5 fun games/activities that can be used all year to teach vocabulary—activities that easily engage and motivate students of all ability levels. Most activities require little or no materials or preparation on the teacher's part, however a pocket chart is a huge asset in many games. Most games are whole class activities, but adaptations can be made in that setting for struggling students. The games can be also be used in a Resource setting between a teacher and one or more students. One is suitable for centers.This product is recommended for K-2, but the basic ideas may work with vocabulary in other grades. The product comes with an offer to provide extra teacher helps at no charge.
The second component engages students in 2 separate dialogues with the teacher, dialogues in which they discover why weekly vocabulary is critical to their abilities to read, write, and communicate their thoughts and feelings accurately. Through concrete examples, a teacher will be able to explain (even to the youngest students) why learning new words makes their lives easier and more interesting. Two word-by-word Teacher-Student Dialogues are included, including an ice cream analogy that can be used all year to a encourage the learning of and use of new words.