Wednesday, December 18, 2013
A Christmas Carol Stave 2 Vocabulary Activity
To review some of the vocabulary from stave 2 of Dickens' A Christmas Carol (though again, this activity would work with any book you happen to be reading through near Christmastime) I gave the children stocking tops (the white papers) with quotes from the stave/chapter printed on them, with the vocabulary words underlined, to match up with the synonyms, printed on the polka dots (round label stickers) of construction paper stockings.
The activity worked the way I had hoped, but I think it might have been even better to have given the students the stockings with the tops attached, but polka dots blank, so they could have looked up the vocabulary words in a thesaurus, and filled in the synonyms themselves, for that little extra push of learning.
It's great to be a homeschooler.