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Finding Fabulous Financial Literacy Vocabulary With Fancy Nancy

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Finding Fabulous Financial Literacy Vocabulary With Fancy Nancy

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Minilesson
Estimated Time Three 40-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.

Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.

Tampa, Florida


International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology






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  1. Familiarize yourself with the economics vocabulary by

  2. Preview the Fancy Nancy book and practice using the teacher prompts on the Read-Aloud Bookmark. The economics and financial literacy vocabulary words are italicized. Highlight the prompts and vocabulary words you wish to emphasize. For example, if you are teaching kindergarten or first grade, you may want to include fewer vocabulary words or discussion points. If you wish to use the bookmark, print the page and fold it lengthwise to form a convenient bookmark.

  3. Familiarize yourself with the use of the Predict, Pick Out, Put In Organizer. Before reading, predict what the chosen words mean. During reading, pick out examples from the story. After reading, put in similar examples from real-life experiences or other texts.

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