Summer brings us lovely warm weather, melted ice cream, beach time, and relaxation. Your students will enjoying writing about their summer adventures and having a helpful vocabulary chart is a must.
This free download is all yours, and includes 52 vocabulary words on two charts, plus 2 follow-up word work record pages.
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Continue summer learning with your children at home. Or use these in the classroom at the beginning of the school year.
How can I use the Summer Vocabulary Charts?
12 Ways to use the Summer Vocabulary Charts
- Summer journal writing – display on a wall, or in a manila folder, as a ready writing reference.
- Story writing prompts – ask children to use as many words as they can, or simply use the charts as a writing inspiration.
- Sorting – sort words according to different criteria for example; nouns, verbs, adjectives – indoor vs outdoor – long vowels and not long vowels, syllables 1, 2, or 3.
- Write a sentence – invite children to write a sentence for x amount of words.
- Morphology – can any of the words change by adding or taking away prefixes, suffixes, word endings, plurals etc for example; sun to sunny, sunshine, sunned
- Writing center – add magnetic letters, word tiles, stamps or even Bananagrams for children to form words. Add paper for students to record the words they made.
- I Spy – Invite students to play ”I Spy” with just the vocabulary pages.
- Make a word – Ask students to find the longest word, then invite them to use those letters to write as many words as they can. How many words can they write?
- Magazine make it – Use old magazines to make given words in the vocabulary charts. Children cut out individual letters to make summer words.
- Water writing – Use an old paint brush (thin or thick) and a bucket of water to write summer words. Children can try to write summer words on different surfaces on a hot summer day. How long will they last?
- Ice writing – Freeze water and a drop of food coloring, with a cue stick (cotton bud). Remove from freezer and give students large paper to write words from their vocabulary chart.
- Word hunt – Use a magnifying glass or special glasses to hunt for summer vocabulary words in books from your book corner/shelf/classroom library. Record the words when you find them.
You might also find this summer reading download perfect to prevent the summer slide. It is full of FUN, HANDS-ON vocabulary ideas to help children work on word skills within the home. It is a great hand-out for parents at the end of the school year, and also a great tool for parents to use over the summer. It includes 52 NO FUSS reading activities.
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I hope this freebie helps your children this summer.
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