Chester’s Way Vocabulary


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Looking for a meaningful literacy activity to teach vocabulary this spring? This week-long resource uses the book Chester’s Way by Kevin Henkes to teach 4 tier 2 vocabulary words. This low-prep routine is easy to implement and will help your students master new vocabulary.

This unit includes: 

  • Vocabulary Words (for posting on the board during discussions)
  • Word Cards that coordinate with the picture book
  • Review activity that incorporates a lot of active participation
  • Assessment
  • Poster for displaying the words throughout the year
  • Foldable Vocabulary Flaps (master)
  • Vocabulary cards with photo support
  • Interactive review PowerPoint

Note: While this unit complements the book Chester’s Way by Kevin Henkes it does not provide the text and the book is not required for utilizing the materials.

In this unit, students are introduced to 4 new vocabulary words in the read-aloud book (optional). Throughout the week students practice the 4 weekly vocabulary words in a variety of ways and record their thinking in an interactive journal. A brief assessment can be done at the end of the week to see how well students have retained the new vocabulary words.

Students love this method of acquiring new vocabulary and you’ll be amazed at how well they retain the words!


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  “Great vocabulary tool.  I used this in my guided reading.  I most loved how the visuals provide greater understanding and aren’t just cute. “ – Melinda R.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “It is so difficult to incorporate vocabulary instruction into the limited time I have as an interventionist. I used Jargon Journals all year with my Intervention students in grades 3-5. They absolutely LOVE to complete a JJ task every day, and they especially LOVE listening for the week’s words. I give each student a bell to ring when they hear one of the four words, and they LOVE it! Jargon Journals also transferred nicely to distance learning, as the routine was already in place, and students were able to listen to a read-aloud and complete the activities at home with minimal help from parents. These are one of my favorite TpT purchases!” – Lynn M.


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Grab the May Jargon Journal Vocabulary Bundle to get this resource plus 3 other vocabulary units for May. Or get this resource as part of our Jargon Journal Year Long Bundle.

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Chester’s Way Vocabulary