Key Vocabulary with a Vocabulary Parade

Are you a teacher looking for easy to implement vocabulary strategies to strengthen reading comprehension? This vocabulary parade idea is perfect for year-round teaching of important testing vocabulary!Elementary education teacher looking for vocabulary strategies to strengthen reading comprehension? Fabulous vocabulary activities include a vocabulary parade! This blog post you will find vocabulary parade words, vocabulary parade costumes, and vocabulary parade ideas!

I recommend starting this a few weeks after the first day of school. You want to be sure you have your procedures in place before you start throwing so many new things at them. Each week a vocabulary word is presented on a poster. We show the vocabulary poster, read it in a sentence, and invite the kids to create their own sentences using this new word.

The posters look like this:

Elementary education teacher looking for vocabulary strategies to strengthen reading comprehension? Fabulous vocabulary activities include a vocabulary parade! This blog post you will find vocabulary parade words, vocabulary parade costumes, and vocabulary parade ideas!

(click the image to see the posters)

After the work is presented I have one very small activity that the kids are to complete by Friday before lunch. I give two options for turning the assignment in.

They either create a frayer model of the word on paper/pencil or on their iPad.

To read how I create digital formative assessments, click the image below:

Elementary education teacher looking for vocabulary strategies to strengthen reading comprehension? Fabulous vocabulary activities include a vocabulary parade! This blog post you will find vocabulary parade words, vocabulary parade costumes, and vocabulary parade ideas!

You can incorporate a response sheet into your morning work so the kids know to work on the word of the week.

Click the image below to use the free template! Don’ t forget to pin this image so you have access to it in case you lose your master copy!

Elementary education teacher looking for vocabulary strategies to strengthen reading comprehension? Fabulous vocabulary activities include a vocabulary parade! This blog post you will find vocabulary parade words, vocabulary parade costumes, and vocabulary parade ideas!

On Friday, the kids correctly explain what the word means and use it in a few sentences. If they can correctly do this, then I will give them a {dojo point} or {class money}. This depends on what is in my hand that morning. Hey, I could lie but let’s be real #FridaysBeCray.

Vocabulary Parade:

At the end of the year, I lay out all of the words that we have learned that year and tell the kids to pick their favorite word. The kids will be given a {sentence strip} and a bunch of art supplies. They can be as creative as they want to create a hat that symbolizes their chosen word. This is an activity that is not done in one day.

A simple outline could be, day 1 they look at all of the words and choose their work. Day 2, they begin brainstorming what they will create. After that, I will block off an hour and they will have that allotted time to create their hat.

We involve the other grade levels as well, we block out an afternoon and alternate walking down the hallways so the kids can show off their knowledge and hard work.

Check out these examples and feel free to pin these images to reference them later.

Elementary education teacher looking for vocabulary strategies to strengthen reading comprehension? Fabulous vocabulary activities include a vocabulary parade! This blog post you will find vocabulary parade words, vocabulary parade costumes, and vocabulary parade ideas! Elementary education teacher looking for vocabulary strategies to strengthen reading comprehension? Fabulous vocabulary activities include a vocabulary parade! This blog post you will find vocabulary parade words, vocabulary parade costumes, and vocabulary parade ideas!

The upper grades were given free creativity to create whatever they wanted. To ease the street with the younger grades, the teachers gave the kids a template and allowed them to decorate. You can choose have your vocabulary parade however you would like!

Elementary education teacher looking for vocabulary strategies to strengthen reading comprehension? Fabulous vocabulary activities include a vocabulary parade! This blog post you will find vocabulary parade words, vocabulary parade costumes, and vocabulary parade ideas! Elementary education teacher looking for vocabulary strategies to strengthen reading comprehension? Fabulous vocabulary activities include a vocabulary parade! This blog post you will find vocabulary parade words, vocabulary parade costumes, and vocabulary parade ideas!

If this is something you would like to utilize in your classroom check out my vocabulary posters!

Click the image below:

Elementary education teacher looking for vocabulary strategies to strengthen reading comprehension? Fabulous vocabulary activities include a vocabulary parade! This blog post you will find vocabulary parade words, vocabulary parade costumes, and vocabulary parade ideas!

I hope this was a Peppy Zesty idea for you! 🙂

 

Amber

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