Robert Marzano, a guru of vocabulary instruction, tells us that the bright kids need about 4 exposures to a word to own it, average students need about 14, and our struggling students need at least 40. Great exposure freebie!
*Vocabulary -- for students who finish early. Have them choose a word from the children's dictionary and fill out worksheet. Keep a classroom binder where students will store their magical words in alphabetical order. At the end of the year collect each students and put them in their memory book so they can see how many magical words they found.