Vocabulary Options

Chose three of the options below.

Design a S'more

Design a poster about your topic or theme and incorporate ten vocabulary words from your reading. The words should be used correctly within the context of your poster.

Create a Memory Word Game

Using 3x5 cards, write the words on one set of cards and the definition of the word on another card. Create an instruction sheet for playing the game. Play the game with a classmate.

Creata a Password/Taboo Game

Watch this video on how the game is played. Then create a Password.

/Taboo game using your vocabulary words, find clues to help people identify the word.


Create an instruction sheet on how to play the game. Play the game with your group.

Taboo is a board game where the object is to get your team members to guess a specific word on a card without using the five other related words listed on the card. You can say anything else not on the card, but you cannot make gestures. It is a team game, played with a timer, and includes a buzzer that is pressed when somebody goofs and says one of the "taboo" words. The word "taboo" means socially enforced ban or law against an action or thing. In the game, it means forbidden to say.

Categorizing Parts of Speech

Choose tem of your vocabulary words. Define each one, and as you are defining each word, find its part of speech. When you have finished that, create an eight column chart listing each part of speech at the top. Categorize each word under its part of speech. For example, the word survey could be listed under verb or noun both. Check the dictionary carefully to make sure you have included them all.

Denotation and Connotation

Select ten word s from your vocabulary list. Look up the definition of the word. Then decide if the word has a positive, negative, or neutral tone. Create a three column chart with the following headers; neutral, positive, negative. List each word in the appropriate column. Watch the video below to sharpen up you connotation skills or consult your Interactive Notebook.


Etymology and Word Origins

When you find the definition of your ten words, research the words' histories. Where did the words originate from? What about the root word? Make sure you write this information down in complete sentences. Group the words by country of origin when you are finished.

Picture Journal: This is not Your Sister 's Stick Figure Drawings

Chose ten words from your vocabulary list and create illustrations based on the words meaning. Make sure you write the defi it ion under each illustration. Each must be colored, or it has to be one heck of a black and white illustration. No stick figures allowed. Do not ask me if it is OK to draw them. It is not!

Show and Tell

After Choosing ten of your vocabulary words, define the words then find pictures from magazines to illustrate the word. Explain to a peer or me your rationale for the picture you have chosen. Work must be neat, with fine cutting skills used to trim pictures.

Using Context Clues

Using only context clues from your reading, define the words. You must justify your defi option using the clues found in the text. No dictionary allowed. You must include

your rationale written in complete sentences to receive full credit

Watch the video below to refresh your memory about context clues.


Think Aloud

Demonstrate for the class how you used context clues to figure out the meaning of your vocabulary words. Choose ten and model four for us. We will choose as a class which ones you will model.

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