• Language Arts Differentiation Activities

    Student Name: ________________________________________ Unit: _______Week:________

    1

    Visual Art

    Collage:

    Create a Word Cloud with your SOV* on wordle.net.

    2

    Create a Poem: Write a cinquain, haiku, or diamante poem using your SOV*.

    3

    Song, or Rap:

    Create a song or rap related to the SOV* you are studying.

    4

    Picture This:

    Write and illustrate five SOV* on index cards with crayons, markers, or colored pencils.

    5

    Comic or Story:

    Design a comic strip or write and illustrate a children’s story that explains some of your SOV*.

    6

    Develop a Puzzle:

    And then have 3 students complete it. Go to puzzlemaker.

    discovery

    education.com/

    7

    Say What?

    Write a short dialogue using your SOV*. Get some friends to help you act it out.

    8

    Word Cubes:

    Create word cubes using your SOV*. Include definition, sentence, antonym, illustration, synonym, and part of speech.

    9

    Build a Word:

    Write your SOV* on sentence strips and cut apart the prefixes and suffixes. Add new affixes to create new words.

    10

    Acrostic Poetry:

    Write an acrostic poem using your SOV*. Be prepared to share it with the class.

    11

    Translate:

    Look up your SOV* in an online dictionary like babelfish.

    yahoo.com and learn the words in another language.

    12

    Research a famous author and share your findings with the class by making a poster or slideshow.

    13

    Thesaurus Mobile:

    Using a coat hanger, dangle the main word with white string, synonyms with green and antonyms with red.

    14

    Charades:

    Plan out your charades for some of your SOV* and get ready to perform. Look up “charades” in Wikipedia if you don’t know how to play.

    15

    Visual Thesaurus

    Neatly copy the web surrounding some of your SOV* from

    visuwords.com. Share it on the document camera.

    16

    Rhyme Time: Write a rhyming poem or short story that uses as many SOV* as you can. Use rhymer.com if you get stuck.

    17

    Spelling Games: Visit spellingcity.com, enter your SOV*, and explore the game choices.

    18

    Scramble:

    Pick the five longest SOV* and see how many words you can make from each of them.

    19

    Etymology Report: Research the origin and history of some of your SOV* using etymonline.com and share your findings.

    20

    Free Choice

    (Obtain teacher permission before you proceed.)

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    Red: visual & performing arts Green: problem solving Yellow: writing

    Purple: research and technology Sky Blue: connections to other subjects

    *SOV = Spelling or Vocabulary Words

     

     

     

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Last Modified on September 7, 2014