DLTK's Educational Activities for Kids
A Mid Summer Night's Dream
Lovers' Story Vocabulary
This simple vocabulary word lists ties Shakespeare's Mid Summer Night's Dream to our various worksheets from the lovers' point of view.
Ideas for using the word list:
- use as vocabulary words for spelling practice.
- have the children work in groups to research and discuss the meaning of the words on the word list, then create individual journals
(mini dictionaries) with definitions and an example sentence for each word.
Mini dictionary template
- have the children chose one of the words and draw a picture inspired by that word
Draw a Picture inspired by the word (color template) or (B&W template)
- have the children write a poem or short story using words from the word list
- have the children categorize the words by the parts of speech. You can also add additional words that aren't part of the word list but relate to the word list words (for example, you can add "brown" to the adjectives as in 'brown basket'). The parts of speech are:
- conjunction, or
Parts of Speech template
- After reading a story, you can also have the children make their own list of words they would like to learn more about. Having children come up with one “What in the World? Word” each time they read a story is a great way to build vocabulary.
"What in the World" words template
- Hang the word list words on the wall so all of the children are able to see them (make your own picture clues or use the word wall word templates)
- Use the matching
sentence sequencing cards to practice creating sentences using the word wall words and common sight words.
Word list template: