Vocabulary is so important in regards to reading comprehension. A lot of the times book publishers will include weekly vocabulary words that are not tier 2 words (high frequency words). This packet includes SmartBoard Slides for Unit 1, Lessons 1-6 of 3rd Grade Open Court. Each lesson includes 4 or more vocabulary word slides, that go with the Open Court story, with example and definitions, sentence frames, and an assessment for the end of the unit. The words that are used are words that your students will find in other books. I encourage my students to use the vocabulary words in their writing too. I LOVE using these vocabulary words in my everyday teaching. I have seen huge growth in all of my students vocabulary and comprehension. I teach at a Title 1 school with a high percentage of EL students and I have found that these types of students lack vocabulary. This packet will help fill the vocabulary gap. ENJOY!