3rd Grade - Use Vocabulary To Add Detail

 
     
 
     
 
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Vocabulary
Use vocabulary to add detail
Use clear and specific vocabulary to communicate ideas and establish the tone.
Student is able to use specific vocabulary. Student understands that the words they choose can help them communicate their ideas in a clearer way. In addition, student knows how to establish a tone.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

Am I using words that are communicating my ideas clearly?

(2)

Am I using words that help establish the tone of what I am saying?

(3)

Can the words I am using be more specific? For example, I can use the word scorching instead of hot.

(4)

What words can I use to make what I am saying more clear?

(5)

What words can I use to establish the tone of what I am saying?

Learning Tips

(1)

After a reading session at home, pick a few words from the book that was read and ask your child to give words that would be more specific. For example, if the word animal was used, your child could give the type of animal.

(2)

If you’re child chooses words that they would like to make more specific, but they have a hard time coming up with words on their own. Let them use a thesaurus to help them get ideas of words that might be more specific.

(3)

Make bubble maps to help your child come up with words that can help establish the tone of what they want to say. Have your child write the topic in the middle of the map and then draw extension bubbles on the outside. Have them come up with words that would help establish the tone.

(4)

If you’re child is making a formal presentation, have them write what they are going to say on index cards. Ask them to choose three words in their presentation that they can make more specific. Then have them replace those words with more specific words.

(5)

Encourage your child to communicate their ideas on a topic orally. This will help them develop vocabulary as well as give them practice with their speaking skills.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Circle the most specific word. A) boy B) child

(2)

Circle the least specific word. A) shirt B) blouse

(3)

Circle the word that does not fit with the other group of words. A) animal B) apple C) cat

(4)

What word is a heading for the rest of the words? ___________________

summer, winter, fall

(5)

Write a more specific word for tree: _____________________

(6)

Write a less specific word for kitten: __________________________

(7)

Put the words in order of specificity (1 being the most specific):

___ fish ____catfish ____ animal

(8)

Circle the most specific word. A) dish B) plate

(9)

Circle the least specific word. A) clothes B) sweater

(10)

Circle the word that does not fit with the other group of words. A) car B) vehicle C) cat

(11)

What word is a heading for the rest of the words? ___________________

Mars, Venus, Earth

(12)

Write a more specific word for drink: _____________________

(13)

Write a less specific word for hamburger: __________________________

(14)

Put the words in order of specificity (1 being the most specific):

___ spaghetti ____food ____ pasta

(15)

Circle the most specific word. A) bathing suit B) bikini

(16)

Circle the least specific word. A) pastry B) donut

(17)

Circle the word that does not fit with the other group of words. A) woman B) person C) pencil

(18)

What word is a heading for the rest of the words? ___________________

head, arm, leg

(19)

Write a more specific word for pants: _____________________

(20)

Write a less specific word for toddler: __________________________

(21)

Put the words in order of specificity (1 being the most specific):

___food ____fruit ____ apple

(22)

Circle the most specific word. A) appliance B) toaster

(23)

Circle the least specific word. A) food B) toast

(24)

Circle the word that does not fit with the other group of words. A) planet B) Earth C) telephone

(25)

What word is a heading for the rest of the words? ___________________

wrench, hammer, saw

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