Vocabulary in ContextThank for following our blog hop! I am hope you are enjoying the information and resources. If you need to begin at the beginning, please visit Comprehension Connection to get your blog hop guide, which will have a place to gather your clues for the great giveaway happening at the last stop.
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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