Thursday, 26 November 2015

Word Study for Fluent Readers

For the past few years, I've added some fun ways to develop "wow" words at literacy stations.   Some of my favourite activities include: sketching idioms and creating silly sentences:

Here's one of my Christmas versions of idioms:

Students draw an idiomatic expression card and then sketch the real interpretation.  Here's a sample of fairy tale idioms:

Another way to develop vocabulary is by creating silly sentences.  This involves the use of subject, verb and complement cards drawn randomly.

Once students choose the cards, they then draw the funny sentence.  I try to tie this fun activity into content areas such as Social Studies.  Themes include Vikings, Pioneers, and so on.

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