Shawnell Barlow
Nathalie Coward
Ingri Del Real
Kimberly Hollis
Becki Kelly
Emily Malanoski
AnnMarie Ratka
Gail Shropshire



Ways to incorporate vocabulary work in your unit:


  • Key Vocabulary: summer, sunny, mates, axis, rotates, temperature, season, warm, sun, Earth, hot, thermometer, shade, Farenheit, Celsius, ocean, humid, weather, degrees, water cycle, melting, frozen BONUS WORDS: swim, picnic, ice cream
  • Synonyms and Antonyms of summer words
  • Summer Science charades
  • Dress for summer time dolls: paper cut-out dolls that studnets can dress and label with key vocabulary words
  • Vocabulary matching memory game
  • Word Wall game Trivia ex: I'm looking for a word that measures how hot or cold something is..."
  • Use key vocabulary words to write in their summer science journals
  • Create a song about summer using at least 5 vocabulary words in a cooperative group
  • Choose an MI to demonstrate summer
  • Summer science experiments that make use of key vocabulary words
  • Semantic Impressions Activity
  • Expert Cards Activities

ResourcesGeorgia Science Textbook (2008) Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.
Schuette, S.L. (2007). Let's look at summer. Capstone Press. Mankato, Minnesota.
Richek, M. (2005). Words are wonderful: Interactive, time-efficient strategies to teach meaning vocabulary. The Reading Teacher 58(5), 414-423.

Ways to incorporate reading and children's literature in your unit:

Social Studies Literacy Incorporation Strategies:

  • Social studies related reader's theatre
  • Research Book center with related themed books
  • Create a book about someone or an important event
  • Play a Jeopardy game where students have to read and understand key vocabulary to answer questions
  • Create take home book packs with activities to incorporate parents in the learning process
  • Library list for students to pick up at their local library

Resources: RTE23.html
http://www. readerstheater/America.pdf
http://www. OtherLanguageMaterials/ PaulRevereRide.html paul-revere.html

Ways to incorporate writing in your unit:

Using Literature in the Mathematics Classroom (emphasizing writing)
  • Understanding and writing fractions
  • Counting change
  • Writing number sentences
  • Writing word problems
  • Writing recipes
  • Graphing
  • Using tally marks for survey taste test
  • Writing number sequences
  • Writing inequality sentencesUnderstanding and writing fractions

Murphy, S. (1998). Lemonade for sale. New York: Harper Collins.

Other Resources:
Google Image
Ryan, P.M. (2003). Hello Ocean. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge Publishing.
Lies B. (2006). Bats at the Beach. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.