Using Everyday Words Worksheets
Related ELA Standard: L.3.5.B
Having students become comfortable with language is the main goal of any English Language Arts program. Teachers will often tell you this is an extremely difficult task to accomplish. There are a number of words that students use every day, but they truly don't understand the meaning of the word. A word that I often find that even adults do not fully understand is "empathy”. This is your ability not to only understand the feelings and emotional state of another person, but also having the ability to share your own feelings. These worksheets will have students learning to use these tricky words and pushing them vocabularies in the right direction.
Everyday Words Worksheets:
Describing People – Complete
the sentences with the help of the word bank of adjectives.
Pet Adoption – You volunteer
at an animal shelter, describe the animals in the shelter.
Fran's Bus Trip
– The words below are commonly used to describe things that might
happen while traveling.
– How many things can you think of in your everyday life that can
be described using that adjective?
Animals – In the box, write three animals that could be described
using that adjective. BONUS: Can you come up with three adjectives
to describe the baby panda?
Vehicles – Match the description of the vehicle on the left
with the word(s) on the right that best describes it.
In the Living Room
– Fill in each blank to describe what is going on in the picture.
Use the underlined words as clues to the correct word for the blank.
– Henry was excited to take a long trip in an airplane. But the
flight was a disappointment to him.
What are Real-life Connections between Words and their Use?
Readers connect words and phrases to real life to comprehend their meanings. By doing so, they unknowingly become better readers. Connections are a way to relate what's written in the text with what you have seen or experienced. Making real-life connections between what you already know makes the understanding of words and phrases easier. Below are a few ways to make connections with real life while reading.
Text to Self
Here you use your own experiences to develop connections. You think of all the related things you have done or seen in your life and relate it to what you read. For example, you read the word 'travel' and start thinking of all the possible places you have travelled to. Your connections look somewhat like the examples below.
We went to Dallas last year.
We visited the Caribbean during our summer vacations
This travelogue reminds me of a vacation we took to the same place.
Text to World
You relate the text to the things happening around you. When you read a text you automatically start asking yourself certain questions. For example, how does this relate to the environment around me? How is this different or similar to the world I live in? You relate the text to one or more of the following.
Something you have read or seen before
Conversations between people
Text to Text
You don't look beyond the text you have read to make real-life connections of words and phrases. This is not necessarily from the same passage you are reading. It could make you think of other books, articles and research papers you have gone through before. These can be from a similar or different author, genre or topic. The connection you make using this approach looks like the examples below.
I read about this theory in an article as well.
This girl has the same problem that I read about in another book.