5th Grade Vocabulary Word of the Day – Full Year
Vocabulary Word of the Day includes 36 weeks of words that you can use for the entire year. Each week, your students will learn four new words that appear often in grade-level texts across a variety of domains. Each word is introduced with a definition, an example sentence, and discussion prompts to broaden student understanding. At the end of the week, a review is included to help reinforce student understanding.
Teaching vocabulary is essential to student success.
Due to their different backgrounds and experiences, students will come to your classroom with wide vocabulary gaps that likely started well before they were even school age. If you don’t explicitly teach vocabulary, you are relying on each students’ environment to supply them with the necessary vocabulary. Explicitly teaching vocabulary is the best way to level the playing field and provide every student with the vocabulary necessary for success. Teaching vocabulary measurably improves reading comprehension—if we teach the right words well enough.
I designed my Vocabulary Word of the Day resource to achieve this goal. Use this resource to introduce new vocabulary to your students each day. Students should complete the questions/review in ten minutes or less. You can implement this as part of your morning routine, reading block, or any other transition time throughout the day when you have a few extra minutes.
Word Choice – High-Utility, Tier-Two Words: In this resource, you will find carefully chosen words that will be productive additions to your students’ vocabulary. These are unfamiliar high-frequency (Tier Two) words that will help them with reading comprehension and standardized testing. I chose them based on the following criteria: · appear often across domains in grade-level material · appear often in grade-level standardized testing · are “kind of known” or “unfamiliar” to students reading at grade-level · can be described or defined by students using vocabulary they already know · relate to concepts they understand · relate to words they already know (shades of meaning)
Organization of This Resource:
Vocabulary Word of the Day includes 36 weeks of words that you can use for the entire year. Each week, your students will learn four new words that appear often in grade-level texts across a variety of domains. Each word is introduced with a definition, an example sentence, and discussion prompts to broaden student understanding. At the end of the week, a review is included to help reinforce student understanding. I’ve included explicit instructions for students and teachers making it easy for you to introduce this system and quickly create a strong routine.
Features of This Resource:
Parts of speech: The part of speech is given to help students understand how the word is used.
Definitions: Each word is defined for students to help them work through the discussion prompts.
Example sentences: Each word is used in a sentence with context to help students understand its meaning.
Graphic Organizers/Thinking Maps: Students will define word in several ways to complete organizers and thinking maps.
Attribute/Example Prompts: These prompts require students to identify attributes, examples. and synonyms of the word to help understands it’s meaning and its shades of meaning.
Personal Connection Prompts: These prompts require students to personally connect the word to an event or experience in their life to improve their memory and understanding and associate it with things they already know.
Answer Keys: Quickly check student work against these keys or allow students to self-check.
Weekly Review: Students review the four new words each week to reinforce understanding.
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