Teaching content area vocabulary

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  1. MsMar

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    I'm teaching 6th grade social studies (ancient civilizations) this year. I am looking for a variety of ways to teach the vocabulary from my different units. If you have any tips of engaging ways for students to learn content area vocabulary, please share. I like to do a mix of independent and partner or small group activities. Thanks!
     
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  3. 2ndTimeAround

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    I'm sure nothing I do is different than what you do - but I'll share:

    flash cards
    foldables with definitions
    BINGO game for review
    Kahoot game for review
    WHO IS... http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/learninggame/learninggame014b.shtml
    cross word puzzles
    word searches
    I made up something based on the Two Truths and a Lie where I write incorrect definitions for some terms and the students have to make the definition correct.
    Memory/matching game
    Flyswatter game: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/climatechange/docs/film/flyswatter.pdf
    Slap! - very similar to the flyswatter game, only students play in small groups and slap their hand on a piece of paper with the vocab word on it.
     
  4. MsMar

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    Thanks for the list! Couple of questions..

    What is Kahoot?

    Never thought of the Two Truths and a Lie one, that sounds like a good one. I could use that when they're learning about different people.
     
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    Graphic organizer is my go-to. Kids also enjoy making test-style questions, like multiple choice or fill in the blank tests. Sometimes my students take notes and I have them doodle a picture to go with the words. Having that picture element is helpful as well.

    These are pretty simple ideas, but they're what wors for me. :) Kahoot is a great resource too if you have time to make the questions and devices to use.
     
  6. MsMar

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    I may be able to have the devices for Kahoot. Is it pretty easy to set up and use in class? My daughter mentioned it to me a few weeks ago (she's in 8th grade) and told me she thinks I should use it for my students.
     
  7. 2ndTimeAround

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    Kahoot is super easy to use and FREE! You do need devices and WIFI/good service for it to work well.
     
  8. chaaarliship

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    Dec 10, 2015

    hello
    i am a 2nd grade teacher in a science . and i am totally depend on google
     

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