Friday, October 25, 2013

Super Sleuth Blog Hop Stop #13

Vocabulary in Context

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One of my passions is teaching vocabulary.  I love it because it helps the students build background knowledge and learning new words is fun.  Students do not learn new vocabulary words by looking up the definitions and copying them into their notebook.  However, they do learn them by reading, reading, and more reading.  I just don't mean independent reading either.  A read aloud provides the perfect opportunity to increase your students' word knowledge of tier two words.  You have the opportunity to teach them new words found in the book you just read and engage them in those words before you move on to the next subject.

To celebrate my passion, I am giving you a free vocabulary lesson for Piggins by Jane Yolen.  Who doesn't love a book with animal characters and mystery?  Can your students solve the mystery of the stolen necklace before Piggins?

To help your students track who they think the thief is and clues that helped them figure it out, I made this freebie also:

 Now that you've learned a little about teaching vocabulary in context using a mystery book, you're ready for my clue.  On your form, you can record the letter...

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  1. Thanks for sharing your fabulous lesson plans! So funny how we both chose vocabulary strategies and created similar covers for both our products. I love it! :))

  2. Thanks for sharing this. I really like this book, but didn't have resources. I am glad to have them.
    Carla at Comprehension Connection

  3. Extracting the meaning of a vocabulary word from context is an important skill for students to learn. THanks for this resource!

    Read With Me ABC

  4. So many of my students don't come in with a strong vocabulary, and teaching them how to find the meaning from context clues is vital to their success in an academic environment. Thanks for another tool to add to my lessons!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad


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