These motivating take-home practice pages save instructional time and ensure that students acquire 200+ new vocabulary words they’ll encounter in their academic reading. Designed for independent practice, each reproducible packet presents 10 high-utility words in a fun-filled theme, such as “Olympic Gold,” “Rainforest Expedition,” and “Going Green.” Students learn the words by using them repeatedly in the word games and activities included in the packet. Teachers can use the packets flexibly and check students’ work over the course of one or more weeks.
Activities to Reinforce and Extend Learning:
• Ask students to write sentences using each of the words in the packet. Some students might want to try writing stories or letters using all or many of the words in the packet.
• Have students make a word card for each word in the packet. On one side, have them write the vocabulary word. On the other side, have them write a definition and, perhaps, a sentence using the word. (A word card template is provided.)
• Ask students to use a dictionary to find other forms (noun, adjective, verb, adverb) of selected words in the packet.