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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 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 first vocabulary & writing lesson (from my package of ten lessons) has students personify a word in three or more sentences. Here is 6th grader Dontae'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 first vocabulary & writing lesson (from my package of ten lessons) has students personify a word in three or more sentences. Here is 6th grader Dontae'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.

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

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

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

Always Write: A Writer's Notebook Lesson and Teacher Model!

Always Write: A Writer's Notebook Lesson and Teacher Model! Combining Vocabulary with Poetry, Mimi-Lessons for Writing, Etymology, and Grammar Skills. WOW--what more could an overworked homeschooling mom ask for?

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.

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.

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--Bill--who learned my routine two years ago is already off and running with this year's…

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--Bill--who learned my routine two years ago is already off and running with this year's…

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

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

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

Similes and Metaphor Chart; used for 3rd grade students.

Similes and Metaphor Chart; used for grade students.(photo only- but good anchor chart idea)

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 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

My 8th graders invented six new activities for "publishing" new vocab words. The 7th graders like them very much. I chose this week's "Vocab Collector" awards based on my "sev-vies" who did well with all eight of their words and ALSO tried at least one of the newer activities. 7th grader--Cole--for example created this "Horror Movie Poster" based on the word "procurer." Here is a link to the original pin where I shared this new vocab idea: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450852612669006023/

Always Write: Vocabulary-inspired Fake Horror Movie Posters.a screamingly good idea!

My first vocabulary & writing lesson (from my package of ten lessons) has students personify a word in three or more sentences. Here is 6th grader Raven'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 first vocabulary & writing lesson (from my package of ten lessons) has students personify a word in three or more sentences. Here is 6th grader Raven'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.

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

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