2. Giving students the tools they need to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
3. Kids need to be able to explain what words mean as well as understand what they mean.
Research shows that students need to be exposed to words in multiple contexts in order for them to stick. Today I’ll be sharing how I introduce new vocabulary words in my classroom.
holds up a vocabulary card with the word bursting.
Your turn, _______.”
they chant together.
and carefully pronounces the word.
Your turn, _________.”
their fingers and say the number.
has one syllable. Students clap and show with their fingers.
is a verb, so it is something that you can do.
the word breathe? Turn and talk.
how air moves in and out of your mouth and nose-like an air tank. Model and have students do.
•Let’s try it in a sentence, “I want to breathe
some fresh air.” Can you try? Turn
We repeat this process with each new word introduced and refer back to this method
throughout the week. Once the kids have it down, I’ll call on students to lead
My Turn, Your Turn to review.
I hope you can use this strategy in your classroom. If you are looking for more ways to
to implement vocabulary into your classroom, you can check out this post about
You can also check out my vocabulary Pinterest board for more ideas.