Teaching Vocabulary in Social Studies and Science Part 3

Do your students like games? Are they willing to learn without realizing they are learning because it feels like a game? I know my classes (especially the morning class) will do anything if it is a game. Vocabulary acquisition can … Continue reading

Teaching Vocabulary in Social Studies and Science Part 1

Vocabulary is one of the most important parts of science and social studies instruction. Students who do not know the meaning of words or have the background knowledge to make connections to, struggle the most with science and social studies. … Continue reading

Making my Interactive Journals more…INTERACTIVE!

Last year I began to involve journals into our everyday lessons in math, science, and social studies. I found several FREE resources for social studies, but did not find as many for science, SO…

I have made THREE FREE vocabulary sets for third grade science! Each set of vocabulary includes the words and definitions to be matched. Students could use these as a concentration game in a center, or as a matching activity in a journal.

I plan to use the definitions only and post it notes to go over each definition with the word written (or maybe printed—if I can figure out how to print on post it notes) on it. This allows students to continually quiz themselves in their journals.

Vocab Continued Eleanor

Click on each of the links below to get this free resource:

Earth Science

Physical Science

Life Science