Vocabulary Building Worksheets
VOCABULARY BUILDING WORKSHEET ACTIVITIES
Students who master the vocabulary reading words in the worksheets and activities below will typically score in the top 25% on any standardized reading test for Grade 2 (i.e. Woodcock-Johnson Revised). You won't find a better tool for accelerating mastery of word definitions for the difficult Grade 2 reading vocabulary words. Lessons 1-36
below provide important classroom activities to assist in reaching
mastery of these 600+ new reading words. Words were selected from
an in-depth analysis of the "most popular" Grade 2 textbooks used in public schools throughout the United States and are listed in order from "most-common" to "least-common."
ADVANCE STUDENTS 2 YEARS IN ONE YEARS TIME
There are 4
worksheets (Monday thru Thursday) included in each Lesson "VB" link below.
Each Lesson corresponds to what is taught in one week in a typical classroom setting. Worksheets are normally given to classroom students at the pace of one per day. However, in situations where an entire classroom is reading (on average) one or more years below grade level - the teacher could give two workshseet activities per day (one in the morning and one in the afternoon). This will advance the students' reading levels at a pace of 2 years in one year's time.
TUTORING - ADVANCE 2, 3 OR 4 YEARS IN ONE YEAR
Teachers or parents using the materials in a "one-on-one"
tutoring situation should be able to advance students at a pace of 2, 3 or even 4 worksheets per day, thereby advancing students 2, 3 or 4 years in one year's time.
After completing a single Vocabulary Worksheet, there is a Homework Activity (HW Link) that can be given to reinforce what was learned on the worksheet activity. This takes about 10-15 minutes and should be done with at least some parent involvement.
After completing the 4 vocabulary worksheets, we also provide what is called the "Friday Test" (FT link). This uses a powerful technique known as "Definition Clues" to test mastery of all words taught in the 4 vocabulary activities. Definition clues are similar to riddles and and makes for a motivational and effective tool to assess and reinforce mastery of the 24+ words. Words used in the activities below have
been arranged in sequential order from "Most Common" at the beginning
Lessons to the "Lesser Common" vocabulary words toward the end.
This provides you the most efficient order for instruction throughout
the school year. There are 4 worksheets per week which gives a
total of over 140 worksheets for the school year.
HOLD ON... THERE'S MORE!
These worksheet activities are typically used as a follow-up
after teaching the daily words in our ReadingKEY Classroom Program. This is a completely different activity in which the teacher takes 15-20 minutes to teach the vocabulary words to the entire class using a series of memory tricks and games. To watch a video of this powerful activity being used with a 3rd Grade classroom - CLICK HERE.
Click a link below to see our high quality
Grade 2 Vocabulary Building Worksheets (VB) - Homework Activities (HW) or Friday Tests (FT)
Free access is given to Lessons 1-18 (Weeks 1-18). To receive access to all Grades & Lessons - CLICK HERE
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