Vocabulary Parade: 5th Grade Students Dress the (Word) Part


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! 

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J.J. chose “taboo” for his vocabulary word.

 

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What an esoteric and fun costume Spencer came up with!

 

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Linnea shows off what it might look like to be “comatose” with a creative costume.