Saturday, September 1, 2007

Star Vocabulary

Kindergarten teachers formed their own professional learning community and have been working on their own Vocabulary unit over the summer. The Vocabulary Study corresponds with literature that they typically introduce in Kindergarten. You will recognize each of these well-loved stories! Below is the words that will be taught for each book.

Caps for Sale (see activity to the right)
disturb – ordinary – imitate – refreshed – upset – mischievous
 
Three Billy Goats Gruffmeadow – gobble – villain – creak – hooves – cunning

Where the Wild Things Are
private – tame – adventure – frighten – rumpus – longing

Goldilocks and the Three Bearstempting – gruff – enraged – necessary – shrill - terrified

Harry, the Dirty Dogclever – dashed – disguise – furiously – lovingly – adventurous

Red Riding Hoodconsiderate, delighted, devious., horrid, alarmed, naive

A Pocket for Corduroypatiently –– hesitating – dilemma –– tumbled – damp – sidetracked

Peter’s Chairfussing – rascal – jealous – arranged – cradle – cooperate
 
Mop Top
soaring - floppy - stubborn - vacant - stumbled - thrilled

Frederick
abandon – gather – daydream – anxious – blush – comfort

The Little Red Hen
eager – scampered – selfish – ripe – cozy – lazy

Jack and the Beanstalkprecious - nonsense - underhanded - cackle - tidy - panic

The Gingerbread Boy
crumble – strut – sly – sniff – proud - curious

Big Alrescue – tangled –– enormous - clumsy – fierce –daring

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
cellar – skyscraper – efficient – settled – straightened – resourceful

The lessons for the vocabulary are based on suggested vocabulary activities from Beck and McKeoen's Bringing Words to Life. All Chets Creek Kindergarten teachers will be using the unit as an integrated part of their Skills Block. Much of our professional development this first half of the year will be bringing experiences with the vocabulary activities back to the table each week so that we can discuss and edit the unit to lift it to the next level.

1 comment:

Skipper said...

dayle...you all need to publish this, it's great!!! Lauren Skipper