Are you looking for a way to support all the students in your class with their vocabulary development? Try using tiered vocabulary activity booklets! Read on for step-by-step instructions to create your own DIY vocabulary activity sheets….or scroll down for a time-saving option!
Steps To Making Tiered Vocabulary Activity Booklets – DIY Option
There are five simple steps to create tiered vocabulary booklets for your students.
Step One: Determine Your List of Vocabulary Words
On a scrap piece of paper, or using the following template, determine a list of vocabulary words you want your students to master. Include the words and easy-to-understand definitions. CLICK on the image to DOWNLOAD the template.
Step Two: Create a Template For Your Students to Use
Decide what aspects you would like your students to practice in relation to their vocabulary. Do you want your students to:
- identify the part of speech (noun, verb, adjective, adverb, etc.),
- write a synonym or antonym for each word,
- think of adjectives to describe the word,
- use the vocabulary word in a sentence, and/or
- draw a picture of the vocabulary word.
Step Three: Tier the Template For Students With Low Writing Input
If you have students that have trouble with writing output, adjust the template to meet their needs. For these students, I like to use a template that includes the word, the definition, and drawing a picture. CLICK on the image to DOWNLOAD vocabulary templates.
Step Four: Tier the Template For Students Who Need a Challenge
Step Five: Add a Cover and Give to Your Students
Design a cover for your vocabulary booklets or CLICK to DOWNLOAD this cover. Use the same cover for each student but include the templates that are appropriate for each student’s individual learning need. Your booklets are now complete! Give to your students to support their vocabulary development! Students can work on one word a day or let students complete in their spare time as an anchor activity.
Time Saving Option
Love the idea but sounds like too much work right now? No time to create your own tiered vocabulary activities? Check out the tiered vocabulary booklets on the following topics:
- All About Soil
- Butterfly Life Cycle
- Simple Machines
- Weather Instruments
- Weather Storms
- Weather Words
Until next time,