It is necessary that you have access to the book Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt. The vocabulary lesson is conducted either during or directly after the read aloud (your choice.) If you have this book, continue reading the description. This lesson focuses vocabulary words: unknown, predictable, routine, prepared, and emergency.
Have you ever read a book aloud to your students and thought they knew a word (or SHOULD know that word), but they didn't? Have you ever read a book to your students and came across a fun, new word, you knew your students could connect to, but a few days after the story had been read, the word was forgotten?
Wonderful Words Vocabulary Instruction incorporates student examples, actions, responses, and more to get them deeply connecting to these new, unknown (Tier 2- explained in this resource) words!
This resource includes:
--standards taught for kindergarten and first grade
--general lesson format
--lesson plan for vocabulary instruction
--list of general extensions to the lesson
--extension to the lesson: writing lesson: writing about a routine
--4 different styles of vocabulary posters for classroom display
This lesson was inspired by the book, Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction by Isabel L. Beck, Margaret G. McKeown, and Linda Kucan.