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Building Vocabulary Routines (PDF Download)

Words make a difference. Children who are exposed to rich and robust language experiences, enter school with essential language skills needed to be successful readers.

  • Pre-Assessment: Use the pre-assessment to gauge how well children know and understand chosen focus vocabulary. The pre-assessment can be individualized using the template provided or you can do a quick verbal pre-assessment.
  • Building a Vocabulary Routine: Children learn vocabulary through repeated exposure to new words and from explicit vocabulary instruction. We have provided ideas and resources for you to help develop a well rounded vocabulary routine.
    • Vocabulary Anchor Chart
    • Teacher Script of how to introduce new vocabulary
    • Student Vocabulary Notebook
    • Vocabulary Cards (A-Z Animals, Spanish to English, Blank Vocabulary Cards Customizable Template)
    • Flip Chute - We have provided visual step-by-step directions to create a flip chute.
    • Frayer Model Customizable Template
    • Transition Activities - match the word, fill in the missing vowel, beginning sounds, shell vocabulary, drawing and writing, word search
  • Post-Assessment: The post-assessment is designed to provide practical information about students’ knowledge, understanding of words and their ability to apply strategies to improve and increase vocabulary. The post-assessment can be individualized using the template provided or you can do a quick verbal pre-assessment.
  • Parent Letter: Customizable note to send home to parents explaining new vocabulary introduced to their children. Also included is a tip sheet to send home with parents about practicing vocabulary at home.

PDF Download; 49 pages

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