Use these lesson plans, activities, and ideas to give students a wealth of words to use as they express themselves.
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.
Guidelines for Teaching Vocabulary (Grades 3–8), from Stretching Students’ Vocabulary
You will be able to help your students “anchor” new vocabulary with words they knew using this lesson plan and great graphic organizer.
Bill Klepper, Fat-Cat Wheeler-Dealer Billionaire (Grades 4–8), from 25 Wacky and Wonderful Stories that Boost Vocabulary
Your students will enjoy this silly story about wealthy Bill Klepper — and they’ll learn a lot about prefixes and root words.
Bingo Lingo (Grades 4–8), from Best-Ever Vocabulary & Word Study Games
Play Bingo Lingo and help your students learn about the roots of words.
- Using a Concept Definition Map: Lesson Plan
- Using a Concept Definition Map: Teacher Resource (PDF)
- Graphic Organizers (PDF)