It's Summertime, summertime-sum-sum- summertime and many of you are already digging your toes in the sand- literally and metaphorically. Others are still anticipating the time to take a complete breath without a, "Teacher! Teacher! What do I do now?" interruption. Some of you will have a short break before you are back in the classroom for summer studies.
This short yet worthwhile post offers word lists for June, July and August for those of you who will be leading your students to the academic spigot for long gulps of learning during the sultry months of June, July and August. Every monthly vocabulary list is comprised of 20 words, each with its main definition and part of speech. Download these lists from: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Vocabulary-Words-Words-Words-719463
For Common Core and Bloom's Taxonomy aligned activities that will expand students writing and speaking vocabularies, download these FREE postings already in my TpT store and discussed in separate blog posts. These two product offer you multiple ways that to empower your students to make vocabulary study as integral to their lives as eating, texting and talking. "Words, Words, Words" will allow students to say what they mean, and mean what they say.
Product and Blog URLS for awesome activities: the first URL gives the place in my TpT store where you can download this product and the second refers to one of my previous posts on this site.
1. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Activity-Word-Up-With-the-Power-of-Words ( blog post: http://teachitwrite.blogspot.com/2013/04/word-up-with-power-of-words.html)
2. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Vocabulary-31-Ideas-for-Teaching-Vocabulary (blog post: http://teachitwrite.blogspot.com/2013/03/amplified-vocabulary-lessons-when-words.html)
All three of these products are FREE, so add them to your repertoires. In August, I will post word lists for September through May and MORE vocabulary study activities to hook students into becoming lifelong word enthusiasts.
NOTE: Until mid-August, I will be posting lesson ideas only on Tuesdays. My Teacher Talk posts will continue to be published on Saturdays or Sundays.
To all my colleagues, have a fantastic summer.