I liked how Rebekkah's Mr. Stick cartoon here captured two of her vocabulary words from "Animal Farm." I love it when my students think outside the box. Check out my vocabulary resources online here: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm
7th grader--Brian--admitted that his printer ran out of color ink for this set, but his thoughts were pretty solid, so he earns a "Vocabulary Collector of the Week" award. Good work, Brian! Check out my vocabulary resources online at: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm
Two more vocabulary words from "The Jungle" by eighth grader Angelina. The showing sentence at left uses its required three action verbs cleverly, but she and I will need to chat about when to use it's and when to use its. Vocabulary/writing activities are great formative assessments! My vocab resources on-line: 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. They can now create an App (for their phones or iPads) that is named after their vocabulary word, they have to describe what the app does, and they have to write fake user reviews. Brilliant! Click on the image to zoom in, especially to see the yellow paper, which explains the activity's specific criteria for "full credit."
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/
7th grader Dylan is one of my vocabulary superstars. Even when he's no longer eligible to win another "Vocab Collector of the Week" award, his collection always look this good! Check out my vocabulary resources online: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm
Since my kids are running our vocabulary workshops now, I get to participate as a "student" and teach them my new words each week. Here are four from 11/22/63 by Stephen King, which I am thoroughly enjoying. Learn about my vocabulary "workshop" here: http://www.corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm
8th grader Irene collected vocabulary from our new class novel--"The Jungle" by Sinclair--and created this collection worthy of a "Vocab Collector of the Week" award! Learn about my students' vocabulary collecting expectations: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm
7th grader Jolie wins a 'Vocab Collector Award' with this set from the non-fiction book unit we just completed. Students choose a non-fiction title based on a topic they find interesting; Jolie chose the story of a musician who was involved in the holocaust; She's a vocab collecting winner now! My vocabulary resources are online: 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
Alex's second page of vocabulary from last week; my students collect and bring to class 4 new words a week from the book that they attempt to use in class. Click image to see the PDF scan of it I made. Check out my vocabulary resources online: http://corbettharrison.com/Vocabulary.htm
7th grader Timothy's non-fiction book--'Inside a Dog'--yielded this set of vocabulary words that will be added to his always-growing collection of new words. He wins a vocabulary collector of the week award! Nice work, Timothy! See my vocab 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
My vocabulary/writing packet (http://corbettharrison.com/products.html#vocab) assigns my students a weekly "vocabulary collecting & publishing" expectation, and they ultimately learn my ten techniques for writing using newly discovered vocabulary in shorter (but still brainstormed, drafted, revised and published) pieces of writing. Here's a superb haiku from Olivia (7th grade), which is one of the ten writing options.
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