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Introducing Vocabulary

Vocabulary instruction is a critical part of your literacy block. Come read how I introducing new words to my students using the research based strategy My Turn, Your Turn.

Socratic Soccer Ball! A fun English Language Arts game and active way to do Socratic Seminars

What Every Teacher Should Know About Teaching Vocabulary

Vocabulary instruction is such an important part of our reading block. These four vocabulary games are hands on and engaging and perfect for practicing any set of words. They can also be played in 20 minutes or less!

12 Days of Giving: Freebie

For this project, students design a vocabulary poster with a definition, example, and illustration. I like to assign this poster project three times a year: once with Short Stories (for literary terms), once before our Shakespeare unit (for drama vocabulary), and again for poetic devices in the spring. My students always come up with amazing designs, and these double as classroom decoration and reference posters. There’s even an editable version included, so that you can make it your own.