Thursday, May 11, 2023

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Fun Vocab Activities with Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster/REVISED”

by Pirate Queen Teaching Treasures
4th - 6th Grade

Do your students grimace when they hear the word, VOCABULARY? It’s not an unusual reaction in a classroom. However, if you read to your students the fun and engaging book, Miss Alaineus by Debra Frasier, I guarantee they’ll view VOCABULARY in a different way!

This FREE and REVISED resource includes:

• Student Goals

• Common Core Standards

• Teacher Tips

• Vocabulary Four Boxes

• Prefix Mis- Word List

• Five Vocabulary Activities/Read the brief descriptions of each activity listed below.

Activity 1: WORD PARADE (Students select a favorite vocabulary word and make a costume to describe their selected word. Then the class has a parade!)

Activity 2: EXTRA CREDIT (Students will write a weekly sentence using three different, unusual words beginning with the same letter.)

Activity 3: MORE EXTRA CREDIT (Students will investigate the words that Sage uses in each of her EXTRA CREDIT sentences by completing a Four Boxes Vocabulary worksheet for each of the three special words.)

Activity 4: Misnomer! Misspelled! Misunderstood! (In groups students are asked to determine if Sage misnamed, misspelled, or misunderstood the vocabulary word, miscellaneous.)

Activity 5: “Mis-“ Words & Art (Students choose a “mis-“ word, define it, and write a group of sentences in which the word is used. Then they draw a picture to illustrate their sentences.)

Activity 6: Dictionary Style Definitions (Students choose 3-5 words from the main character’s vocabulary list to write dictionary-like definitions. They also use the words in sentences and draw illustrations of the words.

Activity 7: Using Context Clues: Students select a word to define using context clues found in the book, Miss Alaineus. They also use the word in a sentence and draw an illustration.

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