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My 7th graders are experimenting with new layouts to present their vocabulary collections to me when they turn them in every two weeks.  Here, 7th grader Lexxie created a nice "flip-book."  Here is a detail showing what happens when you open one of the flaps: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612668432989/

My 7th graders are experimenting with new layouts to present their vocabulary collections to me when they turn them in every two weeks. Here, 7th grader Lexxie created a nice "flip-book." Here is a detail showing what happens when you open one of the flaps: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612668432989/

One of our ten options for Vocabulary Workshop is called "Root-Related Word Display."  Here's a great one from 6th grader Jackie!  Learn about our Vocabulary Workshop here: http://www.corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

One of our ten options for Vocabulary Workshop is called "Root-Related Word Display." Here's a great one from 6th grader Jackie! Learn about our Vocabulary Workshop here: http://www.corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

7th grader--Tyler--also won a Vocabulary Collecting Award with this awesome collection of weekly words from "Flowers for Algernon."  Good work, Tyler.  Check out my new page of online vocabulary collecting resources at this site:  http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

7th grader--Tyler--also won a Vocabulary Collecting Award with this awesome collection of weekly words from "Flowers for Algernon." Good work, Tyler. Check out my new page of online vocabulary collecting resources at this site: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

I have 10 vocabulary/writing activities. I waited until "quarter 4" to introduce the last two, which we practice on similar words in class in small groups. All my "Vocab Collectors of the Week"--like 8th grader Emily--did perfect work with the two final writing activities now available.  See my vocabulary materials online here: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

I have 10 vocabulary/writing activities. I waited until "quarter 4" to introduce the last two, which we practice on similar words in class in small groups. All my "Vocab Collectors of the Week"--like 8th grader Emily--did perfect work with the two final writing activities now available. See my vocabulary materials online here: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

I invited my 8th graders to invent a new vocabulary & writing activity; I offer 8 options to my students to choose from, and my 8th graders this year are creative enough to hatch up some new ones for me to use with next year's 'victims of vocabulary.'  Emily is working on a conversation-based activity (bottom left panel).  Her pal Jaysen is working on this page: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612668733747/

I invited my 8th graders to invent a new vocabulary & writing activity; I offer 8 options to my students to choose from, and my 8th graders this year are creative enough to hatch up some new ones for me to use with next year's 'victims of vocabulary.' Emily is working on a conversation-based activity (bottom left panel). Her pal Jaysen is working on this page: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612668733747/

7th grader Kasey won a "Vocabulary Collector of the Week" award for this set of words right before Thanksgiving!  Check out my online vocabulary resources: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

7th grader Kasey won a "Vocabulary Collector of the Week" award for this set of words right before Thanksgiving! Check out my online vocabulary resources: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

Mackenzie--a 7th grader--submitted this excellent collection of vocabulary words from the last half of "Flowers for Algernon," which I decided was worthy of a "Vocabulary Collector of the Week" award.  Good job, Mackenzie!  Check out my new online vocabulary resources:  http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

Mackenzie--a 7th grader--submitted this excellent collection of vocabulary words from the last half of "Flowers for Algernon," which I decided was worthy of a "Vocabulary Collector of the Week" award. Good job, Mackenzie! Check out my new online vocabulary resources: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

Another 8th grader--Jaysen (who is also my student aide)--submitted this excellent collection of words from "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" and won a Vocabulary Collector of the Week extra credit award for his efforts.  Check out my new vocabulary resources at my new vocabulary resource page: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

Another 8th grader--Jaysen (who is also my student aide)--submitted this excellent collection of words from "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" and won a Vocabulary Collector of the Week extra credit award for his efforts. Check out my new vocabulary resources at my new vocabulary resource page: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

Some of my students are now using creative layouts to present the vocabulary words they submit every two weeks to me.  Here is a flip book made by 7th grader Tiffany, which earned her a vocab collecting award.  See more details of Tiffany's layout here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612668432982/

Some of my students are now using creative layouts to present the vocabulary words they submit every two weeks to me. Here is a flip book made by 7th grader Tiffany, which earned her a vocab collecting award. See more details of Tiffany's layout here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612668432982/

I provide a computer form for collecting eight words every two weeks for me, but so many of my kids are now loving the idea of creating their own way of presenting their words to me; see some of the recent posts below to see what I mean.    Here 7th grader Andrew appears to have just a two-side vocabulary set, but there's more than meets the eye.  Click here to see the backside of this red set of words: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612668513941/

I provide a computer form for collecting eight words every two weeks for me, but…

Text talk lessons with a 5 day plan here: http://insidelps.littletonpublicschools.net/Portals/2/Learning%20Services/vocabulary%20for%20Littleton.pdf

Text talk lessons from Utah. A plethora of vocabulary lessons using popular picture books.

A detail from the inside of Lexxie's vocabulary flip-book she submitted!  See the outside of her flip-book here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612668432992/

A detail from the inside of Lexxie's vocabulary flip-book she submitted! See the outside of her flip-book here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612668432992/

I'm going to have numerous "Vocab of the Week" winners today because I am actually doing two weeks' worth--plus the kids are really starting to take this seriously.  Here's 7th-grader Jolie's week's worth of words, Easy links to my vocabulary resources at my website:  http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

I'm going to have numerous "Vocab of the Week" winners today because I am actually doing two weeks' worth--plus the kids are really starting to take this seriously. Here's 7th-grader Jolie's week's worth of words, Easy links to my vocabulary resources at my website: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

During our final quarter, my students create new vocabulary & writing activities for each other, and the best ones become actual options.  Here, students created horror movie posters, where the vocabulary word has to be in the movie's title or its 'tag line.'  I apologize for my eighth graders' dark sense of humor, but they're 8th graders!  Click on the image to zoom in, especially to see the yellow paper, which explains the activity's specific criteria for "full credit."

During our final quarter, my students create new vocabulary & writing activities for each other, and the best ones become actual options. Here, students created horror movie posters, where the vocabulary word has to be in the movie's title or its 'tag line.' I apologize for my eighth graders' dark sense of humor, but they're 8th graders! Click on the image to zoom in, especially to see the yellow paper, which explains the activity's specific criteria for "full credit."

I have 10 vocabulary/writing activities. I waited until "quarter 4" to introduce the last two, which we practice on similar words in class in small groups. All my "Vocab Collectors of the Week"--like 8th grader Jacie--did perfect work with the two final writing activities now available.  See my vocabulary materials online here: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

I have 10 vocabulary/writing activities. I waited until "quarter 4" to introduce the last two, which we practice on similar words in class in small groups. All my "Vocab Collectors of the Week"--like 8th grader Jacie--did perfect work with the two final writing activities now available. See my vocabulary materials online here: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

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