2007 The Florida Center for Reading Research
4-5 Student Center Activities: Vocabulary
he student will relate new vocabulary to prior knowledge.
Header cards (Activity Master V.017.AM1) Word cards (Activity Master V.001.AM4)
Write target word on each card. Note: his activity can be used in conjunction with the introduction o new vocabulary.
Student sheet (Activity Master V.017.SS1)
Depending on the number o words, students may need more than one student sheet.
Students sort words based on understanding o meaning.
1. Place word cards ace down in a stack. Place header cards ace up in a row. Provide thestudent with a dictionary and a student sheet.2. he student selects the top card and reads the word.3. Reads headers and decides which one best describes how well the word is known. Placesthe word card under that header. Note: I unable to read the word, card is placed underthe header,
Don’t know meaning
.4. Continues until all word cards are placed.5. Writes the words in the corresponding column and the meaning o the words on thestudent sheet using dictionary, as needed.6. eacher evaluation
Extensions and Adaptations
Discuss previous experience and knowledge o words with a partner. Write sentences or paragraphs using the words on the back o the student sheet.Count (e.g., using check marks) number o target word encounters in correspondingcolumn or a week. Record an example o where and how (Activity Master V.017.SS2).
Know or No
Don’t know meaningSeen or heard t he w ord, but not sur e of themeaning K now meaningw ell and can use the w or dK now something about the meaning
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