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Serene's vocabulary often came to me in poster-board size with many 3-D items glued carefully in place. I always love the "bigger is better" ideal.  Learn about our weekly vocabulary collecting routine here: http://www.corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

Serene's vocabulary often came to me in poster-board size with many 3-D items glued carefully in place. I always love the "bigger is better" ideal. Learn about our weekly vocabulary collecting routine here: http://www.corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

Patrick's haiku using the word "dominion" remains one of my favorites to use as a student model.  Check out our spring haiku contest: http://corbettharrison.com/free_lessons/Vocab-Haikus.htm#4

Patrick's haiku using the word "dominion" remains one of my favorites to use as a student model. Check out our spring haiku contest: http://corbettharrison.com/free_lessons/Vocab-Haikus.htm#4

4 "published" vocab words a week, self-selected from independent novels or assigned novels.10 different writing activities to choose from, but 4 different ones must be used each week. That's my vocab routine, and we just started year 5 with it in my classroom. Here's a PPT that explains the expectations: http://corbettharrison.com/documents/VOCAB/!Introduction-to-Vocabulary-Collecting.pptx 8th grader--Emily--who learned my routine last year is already off and running with this year's vocab!

4 "published" vocab words a week, self-selected from independent novels or assigned novels.10 different writing activities to choose from, but 4 different ones must be used each week. That's my vocab routine, and we just started year 5 with it in my classroom. Here's a PPT that explains the expectations: http://corbettharrison.com/documents/VOCAB/!Introduction-to-Vocabulary-Collecting.pptx 8th grader--Emily--who learned my routine last year is already off and running with this year's vocab!

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The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter Illustrated by Giselle Potter 2006 Selig was a collector or words. He loved everything a.

Reading Comprehension can be difficult but with these Reading Comprehension Graphic Organizers, students are supported via sentence frames and vocabulary suggestions specific to the comprehension skill or strategy. Students will learn to discuss and write about text using high level academic language.

Graphic Organizers with Language Support

Reading Comprehension can be difficult but with these Reading Comprehension Graphic Organizers, students are supported via sentence frames and vocabulary suggestions specific to the comprehension skill or strategy. Students will learn to discuss and write

My 6th and 7th graders all end the year reading Steinbeck. Here are 6th grader's--Jacqueline--four words from last week from "Travels with Charley," which won her a :Vocabulary Collector of the Week" award.  Jacqueline...come by and take up to five prizes from the extra credit prize bucket! Check out my vocabulary resources online: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

My 6th and 7th graders all end the year reading Steinbeck. Here are 6th grader's--Jacqueline--four words from last week from "Travels with Charley," which won her a :Vocabulary Collector of the Week" award. Jacqueline...come by and take up to five prizes from the extra credit prize bucket! Check out my vocabulary resources online: 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, my students showed their knowledge of hyperbole as they created Vocabulary-inspired "Yo Mama..." jokes.  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, my students showed their knowledge of hyperbole as they created Vocabulary-inspired "Yo Mama..." jokes. Click on the image to zoom in, especially to see the yellow paper, which explains the activity's specific criteria for "full credit."

And Emily won another vocabulary collecting award with this page.  See how I teach my students to collect their own words: http://corbettharrison.com/free_lessons/Boy-Who-Loved-Words.htm

And Emily won another vocabulary collecting award with this page. See how I teach my students to collect their own words: http://corbettharrison.com/free_lessons/Boy-Who-Loved-Words.htm

non-fiction text structure "clue word" anchor charts

Non-fiction Text Structure-Anchor Charts and Graphic Organizers

Personifying Vocabulary is a wonderful writer's notebook challenge.  If you visit this page, check out the student samples at the bottom of the page.

Personifying Vocabulary is a wonderful writer's notebook challenge. If you visit this page, check out the student samples at the bottom of the page. Corbett Harrison always provides great resources for writing instruction.

6th grader Aidan was determined to be the final sixth grade "Vocabulary Collector of the Week," and his final set of vocabulary words pretty much blew my socks off.  Check out my weekly vocabulary routine online: http://www.corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

6th grader Aidan was determined to be the final sixth grade "Vocabulary Collector of the Week," and his final set of vocabulary words pretty much blew my socks off. Check out my weekly vocabulary routine online: http://www.corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

Always Write: Vocabulary Haikus  Click image to see this vocabulary haiku inspired by Jack Prelutsky's "If Not for the Cat..."  Here's a link to the lesson: http://corbettharrison.com/free_lessons/Vocab-Haikus.htm

Always Write: Vocabulary Haikus Click image to see this vocabulary haiku inspired by Jack Prelutsky's "If Not for the Cat..." Here's a link to the lesson: http://corbettharrison.com/free_lessons/Vocab-Haikus.htm

My 8th graders (Thanks, Common Core!) read "The Jungle," and I have to say I think they find their best vocabulary from that novel.  Here's Kendall's set from last week, which is an awesome set. Click the image to see this page as a PDF file. Check out my vocabulary resources online here: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

My 8th graders (Thanks, Common Core!) read "The Jungle," and I have to say I think they find their best vocabulary from that novel. Here's Kendall's set from last week, which is an awesome set. Click the image to see this page as a PDF file. Check out my vocabulary resources online here: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm

Classroom Freebies: Vocabulary Activity That's Actually FUN!

Vocabulary Activity That's Actually FUN!

Word Work Getting Started Intermediate BUNDLE---  97% of all affixed words begin or end with 8 primary suffixes and prefixes.  I have selected 5 Wo...

Word Work: Getting Started for Intermediate Students

Word Work Getting Started Intermediate BUNDLE--- of all affixed words begin or end with 8 primary suffixes and prefixes. I have selected 5 Wo.

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