Thursday, November 29, 2012

All Things Christmas Vocabulary Book

Just finished our new vocabulary book called "All Things Christmas", which tells about all things Christmas related things. It is very similar to our Thanksgiving Vocabulary Book, which focuses on the story of the first Thanksgiving. Focus words for this story include:

tree, star, candy cane, wreath, stocking, gifts, bow, Santa, sleigh, reindeer, presents

Students will be using our theme related word wall to help them fill in the missing words.  (Check out our Christmas and Winter Word Wall Cards that go along with this book.)  We plan to read aloud as a shared read with our class, either showing this on the optima first or having the students follow along with their fingers as we read aloud to them. Or possibly show in the optima and use the mimio to write in the missing words.  Then when we are done the students write the missing focus word by using the word wall and paying attention to the picture clues in the store and context clues they heard during the shared read.

This activity will probably be a whole class activity for 1st grader for the reading part, as they would need instructional support, but could be independent for second graders.

For the past few years we've done a book called "Santa Claus" that we got the words from somewhere in cyberspace.  It really didn't focus on as many Christmas words that we wanted to it to, so that's why we revamped it for this year.  We plan on offering the old one as a FREEBIE on here soon.  We just need to upload our JPEG images into a PDF file.  So check back soon, as we'll have that available for free download through Google Drive/Docs.
You can find this vocabulary book HERE at our TPT store.

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