Tops and Bottoms Vocabulary – Read Aloud Lesson and Activities


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Looking for a meaningful seasonal activity to teach vocabulary this spring? This week-long resource uses the book Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens 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 Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens 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!


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  “I used this with small groups to engage students with in-depth study of the words from the story!” – Monica W

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I love that my favourite picture books are used and important words are highlighted directly from them.  A great resource that engages kids and makes my job easier! Thank you!” -Marianne H.


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Tops and Bottoms Vocabulary – Read Aloud Lesson and Activities