Research tells us that students are most successful in learning new vocabulary when they are given explicit instruction, frequent exposure to new words, and the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities. These interactive notebook activities are designed to help you teach and review vocabulary, while allowing your students learn, apply, and interact with new words in a fun and meaningful way.
There are 11 interactive vocabulary activities included, each of which can be used many times throughout the year.
1) Student Self-Rating Pockets
2) Explore the Word Shutterfold: Based on Frayer Model
3) Word Detective Flaps: Finding the Word in the Real World
4) Stop Light Flaps: Antonyms, Synonyms, Definition
5) Camera Flap: Picture It
6) Cassette Tape Flap: Writing Dialogue
7) Popcorn Buckets: Essential and Non-Essential Characteristics
8) A Shower of Word Forms
9) Root Word Tree
10) Prefix Hangers
11) Suffix iPhones
Each activity has a corresponding page with step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs of completed examples.
This resource can be used with any vocabulary words. The word cards are editable - just click and type. I created this product with 3rd-5th grade students in mind. It may be appropriate for younger or older students, depending on the needs of your class. This interactive notebook is designed to work in any classroom, with any vocabulary words, in any subject area.
IDEAS FOR USING THIS RESOURCE:
There are many ways to make this resource work for you and your students.
One idea is to have each student create their own year-long vocabulary journal. However, you do NOT need a dedicated notebook for each student in order to use this resource. If you are already implementing INBs in your ELA block, these activities will fit right in. You can use each activity for each word, or pick and choose.
•Use the vocabulary activities as early finisher tasks.
•Use as review at the end of a unit or as test prep.
•Have each student choose a vocabulary word and create an interactive poster using the activities to present to the class.
•Use the activities to create vocabulary lapbooks.
Make sure to check out the preview file for a closer look at the activities included!
© Blair Turner 2014
Materials are intended for personal use in one classroom only. For use in multiple classrooms, please purchase additional licenses.