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A really nice set of weekly vocabulary from Alejandra, one of my 8th graders.  Learn about my weekly vocabulary collecting routine here: http://www.corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

A really nice set of weekly vocabulary from Alejandra, one of my 8th graders. Learn about my weekly vocabulary collecting routine here: http://www.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/

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/

My 7th graders are finishing their self-chosen non-fiction unit that I made thanks to Common Core Standards. 7th grader Tyler read the sports-themed book "Dynamo," and he found great vocabulary with the book.  He wins a 'Vocab Collector of the Week' award with this set!  Check out my vocab resources online: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

My 7th graders are finishing their self-chosen non-fiction unit that I made thanks to Common Core Standards. 7th grader Tyler read the sports-themed book "Dynamo," and he found great vocabulary with the book. He wins a 'Vocab Collector of the Week' award with this set! Check out my vocab resources online: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

As her required "meaningful writing activity," eighth grader Kendall created this fake "Computer App" based on one of her vocabulary words of the week: steep.  This was an activity actually designed by my 8th graders. Enjoy examples of all the vocabulary activities my 8th graders created here: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm#studentmade

As her required "meaningful writing activity," eighth grader Kendall created this fake "Computer App" based on one of her vocabulary words of the week: steep. This was an activity actually designed by my 8th graders. Enjoy examples of all the vocabulary activities my 8th graders created here: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm#studentmade

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

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

The always-amazing Mimi, a wonderful 8th grader I've taught since she was a 6th grader, almost hit the PG-13 mark with this 4-word vocabulary collection inspired by "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl."  I laughed and gave her a "Vocab Collector" extra credit award because of the snoring problem that we have in our house too. Check out my new page off vocabulary resources at my website:  http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

The always-amazing Mimi, a wonderful 8th grader I've taught since she was a 6th grader, almost hit the PG-13 mark with this 4-word vocabulary collection inspired by "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl." I laughed and gave her a "Vocab Collector" extra credit award because of the snoring problem that we have in our house too. Check out my new page off vocabulary resources at my website: 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

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

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/

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/

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'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

Another great set of vocabulary from Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle" from 8th grader Madelyn, which earned her a "Vocabulary Collector of the Week." Click the image to see her 2-page spread of 8 words! My vocabulary resources online: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

Another great set of vocabulary from Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle" from 8th grader Madelyn, which earned her a "Vocabulary Collector of the Week." Click the image to see her 2-page spread of 8 words! My vocabulary resources online: 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

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

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

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

8th grader Ryan earned a "Vocabulary Collector of the Week" award for this set of eight words from "The Jungle."  Click the image to see his 8-word set as a PDF file.  My vocabulary resources online: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

8th grader Ryan earned a "Vocabulary Collector of the Week" award for this set of eight words from "The Jungle." Click the image to see his 8-word set as a PDF file. My vocabulary resources online: http://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

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

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