Date: May 1994
Grade Level(s): 1, 2, 3
Overview: Elementary students tend to use a limited vocabulary. Teachers can provide the addition of new vocabulary words in ways that are fun and enriching. There are various activities that provide ways for children to brainstorm lists of words to be used in sentences, stories, or conversation.
Purpose: The purpose of these activities are to help teachers provide ways for students to increase the number of words in a given situation for student usage.
Objectives: As a result of these activities, students will:
These activities are suggestions that can be used at anytime and for any subject.
(When words are written (pictures-you write words underneath), hang these papers up for children to use as word banks.)
Tying It All Together: Use of these types of activities may encourage children to use a variety of words in stories or conversations. Taught in this non-threatening way, children may be willing to be more verbal and those that are too verbal may encourage/support other children. These activities may be used as an introduction or expansion of a lesson.