We address theme-based words in multiple learning centers to guarantee that our students get much practice and repetition with the vocabulary.
Here the child practices using fine motor skills to string letter beads. By typing words, assembling words, writing words, etc., children better retain the information.
After a few weeks of our addressing the same theme that has been well integrated into the curriculum, we find many students add the words to their emerging receptive and/or expressive vocabularies plus know how to write and/or spell the targeted words.
Using story books that include the vocabulary also enhances this learning.
Further information about using integrating themes can be found in our 2-book set. This set includes a board book with a food theme, I’m Hungry, I’mHungry, What Shall I Do? and an educator resource book Tasks GaloreLiterature-Based Thematic Units. This resource book includes a multitude of tasks that address this theme across all curricula areas and classroom centers. You will be sure to want extra copies of the board book for guided reading!