Teachers may finds that vocabulary words for Thanksgiving can be an exciting lesson for their students. If you are a teacher who is having a hard time finding vocabulary words for Thanksgiving, then these simple tips and pointers may help you.
Many vocabulary words for Thanksgiving may help you better design a worksheet or activity lesson for your class. They can be just about any word that have a Thanksgiving-related connotation.
You can create the perfect Hangman game for your students if you use them as a lesson. Here are a few Thanksgiving-related vocabulary words for you to choose from:
If you brainstorm you can come up with an array of vocabulary words. Simple words such as “bread” or “ham” can also be considered to be Thanksgiving-related. You can even infuse the names of different states such as “Massachusetts.”
As a teacher, you have the power to create and to choose which words will work for your particular class or grade level. You might consider sitting down and forming a lesson plan. After setting your goal for the Thanksgiving vocabulary lesson, you can easily decide which Thanksgiving vocabulary words you would like to use and then decide which games you are interested in playing.
Let’s say for the sake of illustration that you wanted to coordinate a creative writing word bank. This would be an easy worksheet for you to use because you can infuse several vocabulary words with the Thanksgiving-related vocabulary words. You could then have the students try to decipher which vocabulary words are Thanksgiving-related as opposed to which vocabulary words are not.
Another idea that you can incorporate into your lesson plan is a vocabulary-based Bingo game. Normally, a Bingo card has numbers on it with one or two free squares. Instead of using numbers, you could actually use vocabulary words. As the teacher you would be the Bingo conductor, so to speak, and you would call out a color and a word that would be on the bingo card.
For example, a normal game of bingo would ensue with an announcer calling out a color and a number like “blue 42.” You might color code the rows to be red, green, brown and yellow (or some semblance of Thanksgiving colors).
You would make three to four different versions of the Thanksgiving Bingo card with vocabulary words listed on the cards.
So you would call out a word and a color, and it would go something like this, “red-cornucopia!...green–acorns!” This could make for an exciting game of Thanksgiving Bingo!
If the idea of vocabulary bingo makes your skin crawl, then you can try something a bit easier. This is an idea for teachers who are in a rush. Prior to your students arrival to class you can write an array of vocabulary words on the chalkboard. Above the words you can write the title “Story Starters.”
When your students arrive you can let them know that they have to start a story with several of the vocabulary words listed on the board. Make up your own rules and regulations that will govern the story. For example, have your students use at least three of the words in the first two sentences once.
Another thought is to make a worksheet that has two columns one has a list of the words on one side and the other has a Thanksgiving item that the word can be associated with. For example, if “apple pie” was the Thanksgiving vocabulary word then “table” would be the Thanksgiving item, and so forth and so forth.
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Thanksgiving vocabulary words and activities can be an excellent addition to your lesson plans.
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