|FOR TEACHERS||MOVE YOUR VOCABULARY PARADE ONLINE!|
How to host
in your ONLINE CLASSROOM!
What is a Vocabulary Parade?
In the book, Miss Alaineus, A Vocabulary Disaster, our heroine, Sage, enters her school’s 10th Annual Vocabulary Parade where students design a costume for a school parade. The costume describes a vocabulary word they have selected or been assigned by a teacher.
Join the thousands of schools who have implemented this project, now completely re-formatted for online classrooms! First, hear author/illustrator Debra Frasier read the book, then select from a wide range of activities in the Google Drive Folder Menu. Boost vocabulary retention while creating at home!
|FREE RESOURCES AVAILABLE|
|AUTHOR READ-ALOUD||SLIDE SHOWS||PRINTABLES|
VOCABULARY PARADES Move from schools to ONLINE!
(above left and right) outdoor parades:
(lower left) Teachers in Vocabulary Parades:
|TEACHERS: All the resources you
can be found in our Google Drive folder.
1. Define “Miscellaneous”
Explain the definition of the word “miscellaneous” to your class so everyone is in on the joke when the book is read or use this video where I explain it in two minutes!
consisting of various kinds,
Introduction: The Idea (2 min.)
Below you will find Miss Alaineus, A Vocabulary Disaster, read by Debra Frasier (that's me!), especially for this online teaching time.
|Reading Miss Alaineus
3. What words will your students use?
I have four pages of suggested words to select from on my website (included below), OR you might want to use wordlists that are going to show up in your reviews or tests later OR you might let students select their own words and be surprised OR you might want to specify Verbs, Nouns, Adjectives—Teachers have even used Math, Geology, or Science Word lists. You decide what will help your mission the most.
4. Make a costume
Here are three tools for teachers to use for inspiring students' costumes.
"Let's Make a Vocabulary Parade Online" is a 43-image video slide show presentation to SEND DIRECTLY TO YOUR STUDENTS. This presents the Vocabulary Parade project in one place to your students and their parents. The information is read from the screen. You can add a voice-over, if you like.
In this presentation you will find an array of simple to complex ways to make a vocabulary costume out of things you can find at home.
This slide show is available in three formats:
• Google Slides: images advance by viewer clicking.
• Video Slide Show: the images automatically advance every 10 seconds.
(Note: you can download and edit these files and add your own narration.)
• PDF (Put in full screen mode to automatically advance the images. The images advance every 10 seconds.)
(These are primarily full-body costumes and hats.)
Visit Debra Frasier Books Vocabulary Parade on Pinterest.
There are only TWO RULES for making a costume:
1. Show your WORD on the costume.
2. Write the definition on the costume.
|FLOAT||ACUTE TRIANGLE||CYLINDER||Download this helpful
1-page costume planner.
Collect costume photos from students
|BAYOU and GLISTEN||DRILL SERGEANT||ELECTRIC|
|FRUIT CAKE||HANDYMAN (the Custodian!)|
Building your slide presentation
Sharing your Vocabulary Parade
Photo Wall Parade
This kindergarten teacher made a forerunner of an online parade by taking photos of her students “performing” their verbs. This could easily be made into a digital presentation that could be viewed again and again.
Look at these simple words and actions for a Photo Wall Parade:
Would you like to add an Author Study to this project? Below are six two minute-plus videos about the making of Miss Alaineus that could be added throughout the week following the reading. I've also included a 4.5 minute sample video of a second grade Vocabulary Parade that is quite lively!
Author Biography: The “Debra Frasier Biography” has been made into an audio file so you can easily send to your students and they can use it as a Listening Lesson. (*** minutes). A printable transcript is available here.
Print the Comic Biography if you want to strengthen listening skills.
A ***-minute video presents the steps to making your own Comic Biography—all you need is paper, pencil, and markers!
Biography Audio File
|Comic Biography||Make YOUR Comic Biography|
|The Idea (1:55)||Writing (1:28)||Editing (1:22)||Imagining (2:21)|
|Illustrating (3:03)||Voice (1:06)||Vocabulary Parades (4:25)|