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
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!
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
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."
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
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