Teaching Vocabulary: Lesson Plans and Activities from Scholastic Professional Books

Use these reproducibles to teach everything from synonyms to prefixes.

Now that you’ve learned more about recommended vocabulary instruction, it’s time to put your new knowledge into practice! Here are some ready-to-go lessons and activities for you to use in your classroom, each from an outstanding professional book for teaching vocabulary.

Words for BEGINNERS (Grades 3–6) (PDF)
Even if your students are beginning Word Watchers, they will have fun learning synonyms for “beginner.”
From the Scholastic Professional Book, Vocabulary Word of the Day

Guidelines for Teaching Vocabulary (Grades 3–8) (PDF)
You will be able to help your students “anchor” new vocabulary with words they knew using this lesson plan and great graphic organizer.
Adapted from Stretching Students’ Vocabulary

Bill Klepper, Fat-Cat Wheeler-Dealer Billionaire (Grades 4–8) (PDF)
Your students will enjoy this silly story about wealthy Bill Klepper — and they’ll learn a lot about prefixes and root words.
From 25 Wacky and Wonderful Stories that Boost Vocabulary

Bingo Lingo (Grades 4–8) (PDF)
Play Bingo Lingo and help your students learn about the roots of words.
From Best-Ever Vocabulary & Word Study Games




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