I'll end this week's vocabulary posting with one of my uber-artists: 8th grader Emily. I can't ever complain about the quality of her word choices or her presentation of them. Click image to see Emily's 2-page spread. My vocabulary resources are online: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm
My 8th graders (who are just finishing "The Jungle") came back in January with amazing words for their vocabulary collections. Here is 8th grader Alex's latest collection. Click the image to see it in PDF format. Visit my online vocab resources: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm
Now in their second year of vocabulary collecting with me, I have a group of students who take their publishing of 8 words every other week VERY seriously. I've told several they should publish their vocab collections. 8th grader Mimi is one of them! Here is the first page of this comic strip-style vocab entry: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612668334058/
8th grader Audrey scores a "Vocabulary Collecting" Award with this set of words, all inspired by our class non-fiction: "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl." Check out my vocabulary resources online: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm
7th grader Rylee--finishing her self-chosen nonfiction book ("Six Days in October") this last week--used a SpongeBob theme for this week's worth of words. Vocabulary Collecting award received! My vocabulary resources online: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm
My first vocabulary & writing lesson (from my package of ten lessons) has students personify a word in three or more sentences. Here is 7th grader Tia's piece of vocabulary-based writing. You can freely use my personification lesson with your students: http://corbettharrison.com/products.html#vocab The other nine lessons are just as thorough.
My 7th graders all end the year reading & comparing two Steinbeck novellas. Rylee--seventh grade-- shares four of her eight words from last week that came from "The Red Pony," which won her a "Vocabulary Collector of the Week" award. Rylee...come by and take up to five prizes from the extra credit prize bucket! Check out my free-to-access vocabulary resources online: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm
Hey 7th graders, there are more VOCABULARY WRITING options available in the last quarter, and extra points will be given to sev-vies who do a good job trying the new ones. The 8th graders--like Tayler G here--have mastered two new ones: "Sausage Sentences" and "Imp-Int-Exclam Sentences." Let these serve as your exemplars until I post official ones at my website: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm
I now have several students using "Comic Life" to create their vocabulary…
8th grader--Bill--was also a "Vocabulary Collector" of the week last week. Bill is definitely one of my funniest students this year, as you can see from his writing about his vocab. Check out my online vocabulary collecting resources: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm
6th grader Luke (whose handwriting is ALMOST as bad as my own) is now using the online form I created for my students, and he won a "Vocabulary Collector of the Week" award this last week! See my online form and other vocab resources: http://www.pinterest.com/corbettharrison/vocabulary-collectors/
There are only two ways students can earn extra credit from me, and one of them is earning a vocab collector of the week award. There are five or six 8th graders whose weekly entries--like Mimi's here--are practically publishable; it's amazing what happens when they WANT that extra credit award. Here is page two of this vocabulary entry: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612668334037/
Started teaching them my writing techniques for their four required vocab words each week way back in August, and the quality of my students' vocab I assessed over break is astoundingly good. I know this group of students will create some new writing tasks for their peers this spring that will blow my mind. Want to make your kids love vocabulary "collecting" too? Check out this resource page I maintain for them: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm
My first vocabulary & writing lesson (from my package of ten lessons) has students personify a word in three or more sentences. Here is 8th grader Irene's piece of vocabulary-based writing. You can freely use my personification lesson with your students: http://corbettharrison.com/products.html#vocab The other nine lessons are just as thorough.