Vocabulary BUNDLE for Volume 2 (grades 3-5)


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Vocabulary must be taught in context for students to truly understand the words and build relationships with them, and then in turn use them in writing and speaking. Move away from lists of vocabulary words and looking up definitions, and teach students how to comprehend with this best practice bundle!



In this Vivid Vocabulary Bundle, I have provided activities designed on researched best practices for use with popular mentor texts to help you maximize your teaching time. These are the same mentor texts used in VOLUME 2 mentor sentences, interactive activities, and Better Than Basal Reading and Writing Activities.

★ Activities are also provided as links to Google Slides for Digital Learning! ★

Click HERE for UNIT 1

-The Golden Rule By Ilene Cooper

-The Name Jar By Yangsook Choi

-Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun By Maria Dismondy

-When Lightning Comes in a Jar By Patricia Polacco

-Firefly Mountain By Patricia Thomas

-14 Cows For America By Carmen Agra Deedy

-Those Shoes By Maribeth Boelts

-The Memory String By Eve Bunting

-The Adventures of Spider:How Spider Got a Thin Waist By Joyce Cooper Arkhurst

-The Spider and the Fly By Mary Howitt

Click HERE for UNIT 2

-Cloud Dance By Thomas Locker

-In November By Cynthia Rylant

-Tikki Tikki Tembo By Arlene Mosel

-The Great Turkey Race By Steve Metzger

-The Honest-to-Goodness Truth By Patricia C. McKissack

-The Snow Globe Family By Jane O’Connor

-Snowmen at Christmas By Caralyn Buehner

-Martin’s Big Words By Doreen Rappaport

-Snow Day! By Lester Laminack

-The Day the Crayons Quit By Drew Daywalt

Click HERE for UNIT 3

-Grace For President By Kelly DiPucchio

-George Washington’s Teeth By Deborah Chandra & Madeleine Comora

-Night Rabbits By Lee Posey

-Crickwing By Janell Cannon

-Pinduli By Janell Cannon

-Twilight Comes Twice By Ralph Fletcher

-My School’s a Zoo! By Stu Smith

-Chicken Sunday By Patricia Polacco

-Titanicat By Marty Crisp

-Voices in the Park By Anthony Browne

Click HERE for UNIT 4

-Can It Rain Cats and Dogs? By Melvin and Gilda Berger

-Water Dance By Thomas Locker

-You Wouldn’t Want to Sail With Christopher Columbus! By Fiona MacDonald

-Postcards from Pluto By Loreen Leedy

-Animals Nobody Loves By Seymour Simon

-OWLS By Gail Gibbons

-If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad By Ellen Levine

-Snowflake Bentley By Jacqueline Briggs Martin

-My Brother Martin By Christine King Farris

-A River Ran Wild By Lynne Cherry

*This was a growing bundle that is now complete!*

Please look at the preview to see what is included! Every mentor text “set” of activities includes the “What Do You Think?” page for context application and the “Show What You Know” page to formatively assess students. The other activities vary based on the text and the vocabulary words.

View a free sample set found in Volume 2 to see the layout HERE.

There are open-ended activities and ideas provided that can be used with any words, and I encourage you to incorporate past words in with the current words using these formats for frequent repetition.

★ Get the BIG bundle with all Volume 2 Mentor Sentences, Interactive Notebooks, Modifications, Vocabulary Activities, and Reading and Writing activities for all 40 mentor texts in the volume! Check out the Biggest and BEST Yearlong Bundle for Volume 2!



There is a Mentor Sentence Bundle with all of the same mentor texts featured in this pack. You can also get the Interactive Language Arts Notebook Companion Bundle for the mentor sentences!

You’ll also love to use these mentor texts in reading and writing, too! Make sure to get BETTER THAN BASAL: Reading & Writing Units for 30 Popular Mentor Texts as well as the Nonfiction Companion!


Please remember, this purchase is for the use of one teacher. It is not intended to be shared. Please use the ‘additional license’ purchase if more than one teacher will be using it. Thank you!

Copyright © 2017 Ideas By Jivey, LLC

All rights reserved by author, Jessica Ivey.

Permission to copy for single classroom use only.

Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.

Not for public display.

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