By Joan Novelli and Holly Grundon
What do you know about measurement? Rulers, clocks, and scales are used to measure things like length, time, and weight. Here, students explore words related to measurement!
This five-page packet features a sequential set of activities that provides practice with a core group of science vocabulary words. Kids will have fun while developing the word knowledge they need for success with content area comprehension!
Word Watch: In Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction (Beck, McKeown, & Kucan, 2002), the authors stress the importance of noticing word use outside the classroom. To encourage this awareness in students, set up a Word Watch display that invites students to share “sightings” of words they are learning. Students can bring in the actual source of their sightings (such as a word used in a newspaper article), draw a picture (as in a word that appears on a sign), or simply write a note about where they encountered the word (as in a conversation)!