Are you tired of your students using the same words over and over to describe feelings in their speaking and writing? Say goodbye to the boring words: HAPPY, SAD, MAD, and CALM. Students will learn 36 new feeling words that mean the same as these four words.
This was designed as an intervention to use with students who lack vocabulary, specifically feeling words. It can be used as an RTI Intervention, with SPED students, with ESL students, or as a Vocabulary Word Work Station for all students.
First, collect data by giving the pre-assessment and recording the data. You could also administer the assessment to all students in your class and use that to determine which students would most benefit from the intervention. Next, set this up at a station in your classroom with a pocket chart. After teaching the students the words 1-2 times, they can sort the words by feelings. I suggest having students sort by SAD and HAPPY for the first 4 weeks, then by MAD and CALM for the next 4 weeks. You could then do a review of all of the words for 2 additional weeks.
After the students complete the sort, they use the Answer Check page to check their answers with their group and correct any mistakes. Next, students complete the Vocabulary Work Product half-page sheet. This can be used as a formative assessment and to hold students accountable.
After 6-10 weeks of the intervention, administer the assessment again as a post-assessment and note student growth.
This is a perfect Word Work station for students in 1st - 5th grade that need improvement in vocabulary rather than phonics or right words! I use it in my 2nd grade class and it has been very successful! You can add incentives for students who use the vocabulary they learn in their speaking and writing!