If you are like me, you are always on the lookout for ideas to help students with their vocabulary development. Today’s blogpost focuses on different ways you can introduce, build on, and support students with their vocabulary. Be sure to download a copy of the free vocabulary word wall words and habitat vocabulary match to use with your students when studying habitats in your classroom.
Brainstorm Habitat Vocabulary List
As a class, brainstorm a list of words related to habitats. Begin this list on the first day of your habitat unit and post in your classroom for students to refer to during the unit. Ask students to add to the list as they come across new words during the unit. Possible habitat words for your list may include:
Word Wall Words
Word of the Day
Each day, choose a new habitat word and have students talk about that word. Use the turn and talk strategy and ask students to share everything they know about the word with a partner. Give students a piece of scrap paper or a post-it note and have them write and draw about that word. Encourage students to share what they know about the word so they can learn from each other.
Vocabulary Match Centre Activity
Provide each student with a vocabulary booklet so they can write about, draw, and practice using the different habitat words in a sentence. Make up your own vocabulary booklets or use Habitat Tiered Vocabulary Booklets. These booklets are available on Teachers Pay Teachers or Teacher’s Notebook.
I hope you have found one or two ideas that you can use in your classroom to support your students with their vocabulary development!
- Habitat Hot Seat Questions Freebie
- Habitat What I Know Templates Freebie
- Habitat Entry and Exit Cards Freebie
Please take a minute and answer the following question in the comment section below: “What activities do your students enjoy doing during a unit on habitats?” Thanks!
Next Article: 5 Interesting Ways to Use Writing in a Habitat Unit
- Habitats Part 1: How to Introduce Your Students to a Unit on Habitats
- Habitats Part 3: 5 Interesting Ways to Use Writing in a Habitat Unit
- Habitats Part 4: How Can You Assess Students in a Habitat Unit
- Habitats Part 5: Habitat Resources and a LinkUp
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