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Ch 7: Vocabulary Lesson Plans & Activities

About This Chapter

Support your language arts instruction by using our lessons and lesson plans focusing on vocabulary development. Each of these lesson plans provides a corresponding lesson in related vocabulary topics you can use with your students in the classroom.

Vocabulary Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

The lessons and lesson plans offered in this chapter will help you maximize your teaching strategy when it comes to vocabulary. Have your students watch videos, read text lessons and participate in various in-class activities presented in these lessons to help them strengthen their understanding of such topics as word meaning and word roots. Other lesson plans address:

  • Dictionary use
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Homophones
  • Syntax

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This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to making planning vocabulary lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific vocabulary topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your vocabulary class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related language arts lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important aspects of vocabulary from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant vocabulary activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

45 Lessons in Chapter 7: Vocabulary Lesson Plans & Activities
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Dolch Sight Words for Kindergarten

1. Dolch Sight Words for Kindergarten

Dolch sight words are specific sight word lists that are popular and frequently used in many Kindergarten classrooms. Read on to learn more about the Dolch sight word lists and how they can be implemented in the classroom environment.

Dolch Sight Words for Third Grade

2. Dolch Sight Words for Third Grade

By third grade, students usually begin memorizing the final set of Dolch sight words. Find a complete list of all 41 third grade sight words, fun activities to help students memorize them and some useful teaching resources below.

Dolch Sight Words for Fourth Grade

3. Dolch Sight Words for Fourth Grade

While there's no official Dolch sight word list for 4th grade, sight words can still be used at this grade level, whether for review or to introduce new vocabulary. Read on to learn more about how and why these sight words are integrated into in a 4th grade classroom environment and discover some activities that can be used.

Dolch Sight Words Games & Activities

4. Dolch Sight Words Games & Activities

The ability to recognize Dolch sight words is crucial for beginning readers as they develop their literacy skills. Continue reading to learn about fun games and activities that can help your child learn Dolch sight words.

Dictionary Skills Lesson Plan

5. Dictionary Skills Lesson Plan

Teach students methods to determine the meaning of unknown words, including using syntax and dictionaries, with this lesson plan. Two video lessons outline instruction as students apply understanding with active learning.

What is a Dictionary? - Definition, Use & History

6. What is a Dictionary? - Definition, Use & History

A dictionary is essential for finding word meanings, and it has other helpful uses as well. In this lesson, we will explore the history of the dictionary and find out how to use one effectively.

Using Syntax to Determine the Meaning of Words

7. Using Syntax to Determine the Meaning of Words

Syntax can be a helpful tool in determining the meaning of unknown words. This lesson will explain what syntax is and how it can be used to break the code of unknown vocabulary.

How to Study Vocabulary Words

8. How to Study Vocabulary Words

Students of all ages need to learn study skills in order to increase vocabulary. This lesson outlines methods students can use to study vocabulary words, according to age and skill groups.

What is a Synonym? - Definition & Examples

9. What is a Synonym? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will look at the definition of a synonym and review why they are important in writing and building vocabulary. We will also look at some examples and note where you could apply them in your own writing.

Synonym Activities & Games

10. Synonym Activities & Games

The English language has more words than almost any other and many of them mean the same thing. Help students get to grips with the confusing world of synonyms with these games and activities.

Antonym Activities & Games

11. Antonym Activities & Games

Antonyms are opposites, and students love opposites. Take advantage of their enthusiasm by trying some of these games and activities with your students. Pretty soon they'll be antonym experts.

What is a Homophone? - Definition & Examples

12. What is a Homophone? - Definition & Examples

Remember those confusing words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings? They're called homophones. In this lesson, you'll learn why recognizing homophones is important and discuss a few different ways for mastering them.

Homophone Games & Activities

13. Homophone Games & Activities

Teaching your students about homophones? Playing fun games is a great way to reinforce concepts and keep kids engaged. This lesson includes clear directions and ready-to-use activities requiring supplies you already have on hand.

Games & Activities for Multiple Meaning Words

14. Games & Activities for Multiple Meaning Words

Multiple meaning words are one of the biggest challenges in learning the English language. Help students better understand them, while having fun at the same time, by introducing these games and activities.

Vocabulary Games for Kids

15. Vocabulary Games for Kids

Learning vocabulary is important in many parts of life, and enriches us all, but it can be a bit dull. Spice it up with these vocabulary games for kids.

Vocabulary Games for Adults

16. Vocabulary Games for Adults

Vocabulary isn't just for kids; it's a life long pursuit. Check out a few of these vocabulary games for adults, and start expanding your vocabulary today.

Greek & Latin Roots Games & Activities

17. Greek & Latin Roots Games & Activities

Have students use their names as a jumping off point to learning Latin and Greek word origins. Follow this up with creating organisms based on Latin and Greek root words and finish with a game that tests student's ability to figure out how organisms are named based on a Latin and Greek system.

Synonyms & Antonyms Lesson Plan

18. Synonyms & Antonyms Lesson Plan

Teaching synonyms and antonyms to your students? This lesson plan outlines each, using a video to engage students with content. Lead discussions, define terms, and apply concepts with a fun activity.

What Are Synonyms & Antonyms? - Definition & Examples

19. What Are Synonyms & Antonyms? - Definition & Examples

We use synonyms and antonyms in language usually without even noticing. Watch this video lesson to see examples and learn how to use each effectively for communication.

Common Core Vocabulary Activities for High School

20. Common Core Vocabulary Activities for High School

Helping your students develop their vocabulary is an important part of meeting the Common Core State Standards for each of the grades in high school. The activities in this lesson will help your students commit vocabulary to memory.

Common Core Vocabulary Activities for Middle School

21. Common Core Vocabulary Activities for Middle School

Building vocabulary is an essential component of the Common Core State Standards. The activities in this lesson will help middle school students master the critical vocabulary specific to their grade levels.

Essential Questions for Vocabulary

22. Essential Questions for Vocabulary

Many students are working hard to develop their vocabulary. Vocabulary development can assist with reading comprehension and self expression. This lesson offers some essential questions that aid vocabulary development.

Greek & Latin Roots Lesson Plan

23. Greek & Latin Roots Lesson Plan

Introduce Greek and Latin roots to students with a reading interspersed with interactive activities. Students will read a text lesson, differentiate between root and base words, and use Greek and Latin roots to understand complex words.

Greek & Latin Roots Lesson for Kids

24. Greek & Latin Roots Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you will learn about some common and helpful Greek and Latin roots. Greek and Latin roots are very common in the English language, and knowing their meanings can help you figure out an unknown word.

Tier 2 Words: Vocabulary & Activities

25. Tier 2 Words: Vocabulary & Activities

Tier 2 words are general academic words that are found in a variety of subjects. This lesson outlines both vocabulary and activities that teachers can use to teach tier 2 words in the classroom.

Tier 1 Words: Vocabulary & Activities

26. Tier 1 Words: Vocabulary & Activities

Tier 1 vocabulary is comprised of words that most children use in everyday speech. This lesson provides teachers with Tier 1 words and activities for classroom use.

Tier 3 Words: Vocabulary & Activities

27. Tier 3 Words: Vocabulary & Activities

As students advance through school, they learn a variety of new vocabulary words. Tier 3 words can be particularly challenging because they are often content-specific. This lesson provides teachers with Tier 3 word lists and accompanying classroom activities.

Word Family Lesson Plan

28. Word Family Lesson Plan

Teach and reinforce word families with this lesson plan. Students will read an informational text that explains what word families are and gives examples, then identify them in text before applying concepts to a fun activity that makes learning stick.

Word Families: Lesson for Kids

29. Word Families: Lesson for Kids

Word families can help you improve your reading and writing skills while having fun. In this lesson, we'll look at some fun word families and see how you can use them to make rhymes.

Thesaurus Lesson Plan

30. Thesaurus Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to help you teach your students about the thesaurus. Students will watch a video lesson that explains what a thesaurus is and how it works, then apply learning to an activity and game. Test understanding with a formative quiz.

What is a Thesaurus? - Definition, Use & History

31. What is a Thesaurus? - Definition, Use & History

In this lesson, we'll learn what a thesaurus is and how to use one. We'll also study a bit about the history of the thesaurus and the various types of thesauri available.

Thesaurus Activities & Games

32. Thesaurus Activities & Games

Learning to use a thesaurus gives students a chance to expand their vocabulary and enhance their communication skills. Use the activities and games in this lesson to give your students experience in using a thesaurus and identifying synonyms and antonyms.

Indirect Vocabulary Instruction Activities

33. Indirect Vocabulary Instruction Activities

As students progress, it sometimes becomes necessary to let them take the lead. This lesson provides teachers with indirect vocabulary instruction activities designed for classroom use.

SAT Vocabulary Lesson Plan

34. SAT Vocabulary Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your students strategies for studying the vocabulary for the SAT. A text lesson will introduce the concept to the students who will then apply these concepts in several hands-on activities, ending with a fun vocabulary game.

Vocabulary on the Revised SAT

35. Vocabulary on the Revised SAT

In this lesson, we'll explore the changes to the vocabulary questions on the revised SAT. We'll learn the types of words that may appear on the test, see an example of a question related to those words, and discuss methods for studying for this new test.

Synonyms & Antonyms Lesson Plan for Elementary School

36. Synonyms & Antonyms Lesson Plan for Elementary School

This lesson plan reviews the definition of synonym and antonym before students practice identifying places where they could be used in a text. An independent activity challenges students to create their own original piece of writing or revise a text.

Thesaurus Activities for Kids

37. Thesaurus Activities for Kids

Students need to have thesaurus skills, so why not teach them with fun games and activities? This lesson describes activities students can do independently, in small and whole groups to reinforce thesaurus skills.

Abbreviation Lesson Plan for Elementary School

38. Abbreviation Lesson Plan for Elementary School

How can we simplify the process of writing long words? Abbreviations are the answer and this lesson plan teaches students all about them with the help of text lesson. A fun abbreviation spelling bee assesses comprehension.

Homophone Lesson Plan

39. Homophone Lesson Plan

Use this Study.com lesson to teach your students about homophones. Define the term, list examples, and have students play a game to strengthen understanding.

Synonyms Lesson Plan

40. Synonyms Lesson Plan

This lesson plan outlines how to pair a quick interactive activity with a Study.com text lesson to solidify student understanding of synonyms. To take your instruction even further, use the supplementary activities and related lessons.

Vocabulary Lesson Plan

41. Vocabulary Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will learn tips to expand their vocabulary. Students will watch a video, answer discussion prompts, take a quiz and complete an activity.

Word Work Activities for 3rd Grade

42. Word Work Activities for 3rd Grade

Word work provides students an opportunity to interact with spelling and vocabulary words in unique ways. These activities call on students to use color and structure to help them learn their words.

Shades of Meaning Activities

43. Shades of Meaning Activities

Shades of meaning can be a difficult concept for young students to understand. In this lesson plan, students will be involved in a variety of different activities that will reinforce their understanding of shades of meaning.

A Wrinkle in Time Vocabulary Activities

44. A Wrinkle in Time Vocabulary Activities

This asset offers multiple activities to help your students practice vocabulary associated with the novel ''A Wrinkle in Time.'' Very few materials are required and the activities can be adjusted for the skill level of your students.

Homonyms Lesson Plan

45. Homonyms Lesson Plan

Teaching homonyms is a great way to encourage students to play with language. In this lesson, students will learn about homonyms and create a game that allows them to practice what they know.

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