Vocabulary Building Activities For My Second Graders!
My students need various vocabulary-building games, activities, and a table-top chart stand.
I'm a second grade Special Education teacher in Brooklyn. My school is a Title I school, and approximately 84% of its students receive free lunch.
Throughout the school year, I encourage my students to build their vocabulary skills through hands-on, literacy-based activities.
Due to the limited funding for basic supplies in my school district, availability of such educational tools to promote this hands-on approach is limited. Currently, my classroom has a poor quality vocabulary activity center that only accommodates up to four students at a time. We do not have a literacy curriculum or any workbooks that promote vocabulary growth.
As a Special Education teacher, I strive to incorporate hands-on activities into my classroom as often as possible. The tricky words and phrases teaching cards, wrap-around vocabulary game, word-of-the-day flip chart, and vocabulary activity kit (with tabletop chart stand) will help my students build their vocabulary by introducing them to new words and helping them understand idioms, homophones, and multiple-meaning words. These hands-on, vocabulary-building games and activities will be used by students 3-4 times per week during literacy centers, whole group instruction, and independent work. The word-of-the-day flip chart in combination with this regular exposure to new, challenging words and phrases through hand-on activities will build their vocabulary and reading fluency. Your help will ensure that my students receive high-quality vocabulary instruction throughout the year that will promote their basic reading comprehension skills.
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