Way to implement very creative means of learning, fifth grade teachers!
In addition to participating in the school-wide costume parade on Halloween, fifth grade students held a vocabulary parade – with their costumes representing a lofty vocabulary word.
Students chose a word from a pre-approved list of SAT and GRE-level words. They then had to look up the word’s definition in the dictionary, discover the guide words on the page that the word appears and write the word in a meaningful and original sentence.
That’s not all though! Now with great knowledge of their chosen word, students dressed in a costume to reflect the word.
Some of the words – some of which are represented in the pictures below – included taboo, lucrative, comatose, radiate and esoteric.
Students got to present their word to all of the fifth grade, explaining how their costume reflected the chosen word.
What a great way to enhance students’ vocabulary and dictionary skills!