Try WhichWord? Sentences
with a sample word list!
Note: Although this activity is designed for the grade levels above, it can also be used as a remediation or enrichment activity at any grade level with an appropriate word list.
- Foundational Skills
Word-level and sentence-level comprehension are crucial in order to understand what is being read. Seeing words in contextually rich sentences is an activity frequently used by teachers in vocabulary lesson plans.
When? Explicit vocabulary instruction begins in kindergarten, when students are taught vocabulary through modeled, shared, and guided reading and writing. This continues as students progress through the grades, and learn to depend more on sentence-level context clues.
How to teach: Seeing a word in context is often more beneficial to comprehension than learning the word’s dictionary definition. The WhichWord? Sentences activity provides students with the opportunity to see their vocabulary and spelling words in a contextual setting.
Play to learn: To play, students are presented with a cloze (practice in which readers must fill blanks left in text, using the knowledge they have) sentence and must identify the word that correctly completes it. More...Less
If the incorrect answer is chosen, the student is prompted to try again. Students are not permitted to move to the next sentence until they choose the correct answer.
Teaching Tip: Use WhichWord? Sentences to help students recognize contextual sentences for each spelling and vocabulary word. WhichWord? Sentences is available as an online activity or as a printable worksheet.