Ten-week Language Arts Vocabulary Unit with EIGHTY-SIX PAGES of homework, activities, Quizlet games and practice tests, flashcards and more! Unit starts week one with just five words and builds on, adding five words per week, each week. Repeated terms means much better retention, too!
Hello! Thank you so much for checking out my WOW WORDS Vocabulary Program! I am so happy to share with you the product that I created for my own “Middle Schoolers” over six years ago, and –with the help of my students- have perfected over time.
HOW IT WORKS
WOW WORDS is a ten-week vocabulary program for Middle School students that builds over time, based on Vocabulary Words from popular and Common Core-aligned literature. In 8th grade, for example, students start out with just five words in Week One. Kids are so happy to hear that they only need to know how to spell and understand five words for their very first test! Words are added gradually until students are learning an additional 5 words per week. So, Week One has five words on the Log (homework/classwork) and Quiz. Week Two adds five new words. So, the Week Two assessment is the first Cumulative Quiz: combining the WOW WORDS from Weeks One and Two, for a grand total of ten vocabulary words. Week Three then adds five new WOW WORDS, making the grand total fifteen WOW WORDS. While students begin the unit being tested on just five words in Week One, they end the program having learned fifty words over the course of the ten-week unit.
I have found this method to be VASTLY more effective for learning! When kids have a weekly list that then gets “tossed out” at the end of the week, they are much more likely to forget the words! With WOW WORDS, the students keep studying the same list of words throughout the ten weeks, and end out remembering their learning for much longer, improving their test scores, vocabulary, writing, reading, and more.
The WOW WORD Program “restarts” again in every 10 weeks. So, students start fresh with five words.
*Ten weeks of vocabulary words (five per week, 50 total) appropriate for 8th graders based on Common-Core aligned literature
*Master list of vocabulary words with definition and POS
*Homework/Classwork: three versions varying in difficulty to differentiate to your students for all ten weeks of unit
*Printable Flashcards for all ten weeks of unit
*Quizlet Links for practicing all vocabulary words for all ten weeks of unit: Tests, Games, Spelling practice, Matching, True/False, Fill-in-the-Blank questions, Oral dictation
*Big Kid Word Work: 6 pages: Pyramid Words, Compare & Contrast, Artsy, Rainbow Write, Word Search, Detective Discovery, Organize ‘Em
*Tests for all ten weeks of unit
*Answer Keys for all ten weeks of unit