I love using picture books to teach vocabulary words. My students always say they LOVE vocabulary time when I teach this way. I've found that teaching vocabulary through context clues and direct instruction has really improved my students' comprehension.
This file includes everything I use to teach vocabulary in my classroom during the last quarter. ***(The picture books are not included.)*** I take about 15-20 minutes a day to teach vocabulary because I feel it's so important in helping my students' reading skills and comprehension.
There is a teaching guide that gives you suggested steps for how I teach vocabulary in my classroom. To help you teach the words, each picture book lesson includes word cards, word guide sheet with definitions, synonyms and antonyms, a review game, and assessment with answer key.
Vocabulary Journals- Paper and Paperless Options are included!
You'll work with each set of words for 8-9 days so there is enough material for 1 quarter of school.
- The Raft (fiction)
-Ice Cream: The Full Scoop (non-fiction)
-Three by the Sea (fiction)
-The Hole Story of the Doughnut (non-fiction)
-Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark(non-fiction)
This unit was created for 3rd graders but can also be used in 2nd and 4th grades.
Check out the preview for a closer look on everything that's included. If you have questions, please ask me before purchasing.
You can check out the rest of the units in Valuable Vocabulary below:
Valuable Vocabulary-The Bundle
Unit 1 Valuable Vocabulary
Unit 2 Valuable Vocabulary
Unit 3 Valuable Vocabulary
You can check out the book titles for the whole year at the link below.
Valuable Vocabulary Units- A Year-Long Map