Kindergarten- Vocabulary

Collection by Amber Puckett

Amber Puckett
Students will love to learn about new vocabulary words with this center activity. With the roll of a die, students will investigate new words and deepen their understanding. Perfect for workshop, centers, partners, or independent learning. Vocabulary Strategies, Vocabulary Instruction, Vocabulary Games, Vocabulary Words, Teaching Vocabulary Activities, Academic Vocabulary, Spelling Activities, Listening Activities, Vocabulary Building


Students will love to learn about new vocabulary words with this center activity. With the roll of a die, students will investigate new words and deepen their understanding. Perfect for workshop, centers, partners, or independent learning. Use with your GLAD science and social studies units.

Vocabulary from picture books - great idea for a growing bulletin board! I think I will try this when teaching basic French - I love the idea of reading simple French books to them to learn vocab. Adapt to French Vocabulary Instruction, Teaching Vocabulary, Vocabulary Activities, Teaching Reading, Teaching Ideas, Vocabulary Building, Vocabulary Strategies, Vocabulary Wall, Reading Strategies


Life in a First Grade Teacher's Classroom

Grade Thoughts: Transition Time: Word of the Day good for classroom management during transition and build vocabulary. Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Vocabulary Strategies, Teaching Math, 3rd Grade Classroom, School Classroom, Classroom Ideas

Transition Time: Word of the Day

I cannot believe I haven't blogged about this before, but even if I have, here's a fun refresher & freebie :) I have a rowdy bunch this year, so a lot of my teaching involves movement, Brain Breaks and Whole Brain Teaching strategies. One thing that rates at the top of my pet peeves is when kids start to transition the second I start giving the directions. It turns into a scene of me yelling over a group of moving kids who, of course, end up asking me what to do 2 minutes later.... grr…

Word Catchers to teach Vocabulary. Fun way to get them to use their vocabulary! Every time you or a student hears someone using one of the words on the list, make a tally mark! Vocabulary Strategies, Vocabulary Instruction, Teaching Vocabulary, Vocabulary Building, Teaching Language Arts, Vocabulary Activities, Classroom Language, Vocabulary Words, Teaching Reading

Word Catchers

(first post from my iPhone so we shall see what it looks like hmmm) I wanted to share this idea (evolved from Elements of Reading Vocabulary -love it). It really helps my kids understand new vocab. Each day I give each student a chance to share. "Do I have any Word Catchers today?". Their hands shoot up. When they share, they have to tell me when/where they hear/saw the word and give the word in the context in which they encountered it. This is how I keep record. You can even make it into a…

Students can interact with each other while still learning Vocabulary nautical classroom themes Vocabulary Strategies, Vocabulary Instruction, Vocabulary Practice, Vocabulary Words, Vocabulary Ideas, Spanish Vocabulary, Classroom Themes, Classroom Activities, Teaching Vocabulary Activities

Beach Theme Activities Pack

Looking for ways to incorporate beach theme manipulatives into your beach themed classroom this year? Maybe you have a beach unit and are looking for fun ways to insert some learning? This is the activities pack for you! This fun idea pack includes 20 separate learning ideas using easy things to ...

Idea for introducing math terms. this is from a K classroom but I use it in a grade 3 classroom and use as an anchor through the unit. I also make individual sheets for students to complete to add to their math notebooks - just replace the word we with I Vocabulary Instruction, Academic Vocabulary, Teaching Vocabulary, Vocabulary Activities, Teaching Reading, Teaching Ideas, Vocabulary Building, Language Activities, Reading Skills

Investigating Our Names

We had to figure out... How many letters in your first name? How many vowels? How many syllables? How many letters in your last name? H...

Learning with Fancy Nancy: includes learning fancy words, a fancy tea party, and lots of books. I love Fancy Nancy!

Learning With Literature: Fancy Nancy | Creekside Learning

Welcome to our week with Fancy Nancy, one of my daughter’s favorite book characters. She loves to play dress-up, just like Nancy. The fancier, the better. So naturally, we dressed up each day before delving into our Fancy Nancy books. Some days, we even had a tea party while we read. On this particular day, we read Bonjour Butterfly while donning our fancy pink star glasses. We put a fancy tablecloth on our table and used real tea cups. The Queen Bee served snacks and even let her brothers…

Actual site - You'll never have to plan a vocabulary lesson again!Use picture books each week to teach your students vocabulary. I've read and chosen quality v. Vocabulary Instruction, Teaching Vocabulary, Teaching Language Arts, Teaching Reading, Speech And Language, Teaching Ideas, Learning, Teacher Resources, Vocabulary Ideas


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Tools for teaching ELL students.Content Cognitive Dictionary chart, another GLAD strategy to teach vocabulary. Glad Strategies, Vocabulary Strategies, Teaching Vocabulary, Vocabulary Practice, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Science, Teaching Reading, Classroom Solutions, Classroom Ideas

Teaching Strategies for English Language Learners | Scholastic

Two teachers share strategies they've used to accommodate students who not only face learning a new language, but also meeting grade level standards.

The bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance is now a board book!Giraffes Can't Dance is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance. With crooked knees and thin legs, it's harder for a giraffe than you would think. Guy, Gerald The Giraffe, Great Books, My Books, Amazing Books, Notice And Note, Giraffes Cant Dance, Dance Books, Song Books
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Giraffes Can't Dance|BN Exclusive

The childhood classic comes to life again with this Barnes & Noble Exclusive Collectable Slipcase Edition including a collectable poster. Perfect for

Life in First Grade: A Whole Bunch of Classroom Pictures Vocabulary Instruction, Vocabulary Activities, Numeracy Activities, First Grade Writing, 2nd Grade Reading, Classroom Pictures, Classroom Ideas, Future Classroom, Teaching Poetry

Life in First Grade

"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." -Jacqueline Kennedy

Last week one of our social skills lessons started with a read aloud of "Interrupting Chicken" by David Ezra Stein. This is a great book t. Interrupting Chicken, Funny Books For Kids, Kid Books, Story Books, Baby Books, Leader In Me, Listening Skills, Listening Ears, Active Listening
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Interrupting Chicken

Interrupting Chicken book. Read 1,384 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Awarded a 2011 Caldecott Honor!A favorite joke inspires thi...

categories of words Use with teaching dictionary skills? Readers Workshop, Writing Workshop, Dictionary Skills, Context Clues, Teaching Writing, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Vocabulary, Vocabulary Building, Teaching Tools
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Max's Words|Hardcover

Max's brothers have grand collections that everyone makes a big fuss over. Benjamin collects stamps and Karl collects coins, and neither one will share

Melissa of F is for First Grade designed this fantastic literacy bulletin board idea that would work great for any early childhood classroom or library. {We found it via Brenda at Primary Inspired. Vocabulary Instruction, Teaching Vocabulary, Vocabulary Activities, Teaching Reading, Teaching Ideas, Academic Vocabulary, Reading Activities, Kindergarten Activities, Learning

F is for First Grade

I snatched up some of the cutest polka dotted metal pails last year at a hole in the wall surplus store(I'm a bit in love with polka dots). They were a couple dollars each and I thought I'd surely find a use for them. They've become gift "bags" for my teacher friends birthdays- filling them with a soda, some sweets, and little office supplies and such. Of course I saved this one for myself. It's bigger than the little ones in Target (about 6 inches tall). While I was cleaning up the house a…