Limited vocabulary, especially academic vocabulary, can be a huge barrier to student success in third grade. In just 10 minutes per day, you can effectively build your 3rd graders’ academic language skills with vocabulary activities that focus on building a strong foundation word knowledge.
These simple, targeted vocabulary activities focus on Tier 2 vocabulary to help transition students from basic word recognition to application.
When used as a daily warm-up, it gives your students a chance to discuss and utilize academic language through the research-based format identified by Marzano and colleagues.
This bundle includes 36 purposefully selected vocabulary words commonly seen on third grade assessments and academic tasks, and daily practice scaffolds from identification to application and analysis as students build a deeper understanding.
Perfect for classroom use, intervention groups, or tutoring.
❏ Monday: Introduction & part of speech
❏ Tuesday: Define the word & create a non-linguistic representation (visualize)
❏ Wednesday: Identify synonyms & antonyms
❏ Thursday: Apply your knowledge through writing
❏ Friday: Assess understanding & apply in context
Instructional guide with implementation suggestions
Word cards for word walls or personal dictionaries