Help your kindergartners and first graders understand the meaning of Veterans Day with a Veterans Day Vocabulary lesson and Writing Center.
Need Veterans Day Activities for Elementary Students?
You’re in the right place! We’ve been putting together some fantastic resources to guide your instruction surrounding U.S. Patriotic Holidays, including Veteran’s Day.
This Veterans Day Vocabulary and Writing Center provides a fun, interactive way to help young students understand holidays as celebrations. The set contains 16 vocabulary word/picture cards that students use to identify the national patriotic holiday, Veterans Day. Students can refer to the vocabulary cards while completing the writing prompts in their centers.
Display the Veterans Day Vocabulary cards on the board or in a pocket chart and discuss them with your scholars. Once they are familiar with the reasons we celebrate Veteran’s Day and the terms used, provide them with one of the included worksheets.
Through this activity, students will increase their vocabulary and build skills in writing sentences with academic vocabulary.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your Social Studies lessons.
If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:
🆘 Support Struggling Students
Help students who need help understanding the concepts by completing the vocabulary discussion and worksheets in a small group setting.
Additionally, provide access to previous assignments, posters, and anchor charts for students to recall past lessons.
➕ Challenge Fast Finishers
Encourage your fast finishers to use their newfound vocabulary to write a letter or make a card for a veteran in your community.
Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies!
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
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This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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