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Row Races With Vocabulary Words, grades 4–12. In groups of four, students sit in a row (line). They take turns contributing to a collaborative story by each writing a sentence. Their story must use their vocabulary words and be cohesive! The biggest challenge of this activity is that words are written on the board in a list. The students have to write a sentence using the word that comes up when it is their turn to contribute.

When students have a robust vocabulary, it strengthens their reading, writing and discussion skills. But how do you build students' vocabulary without resorting to vocab lists and memorization?

prefixes, suffixes, root words anchor charts -- good idea for next year (to display words around the room)

prefixes, suffixes, root words anchor charts -- good idea for next year (to display words around the room) NOTE: make into smart board chart for student participation

Love this idea!!! Use these FREE highlighter labels to help students keep organized and engaged while close reading! Also terrific for test prep for older grades. Each label has an I CAN statement to keep your good readers focused on the task at hand.

FREE labels for Close Reading Highlighters! - Such a motivating way for students to really express their thinking!

Name maps. Great icebreaker for the 1st day/week of school. Fun way to get to know your students. Makes a cute back to school bulletin board too. FREE template.

Back to school! Name maps. Great icebreaker for the day/week of school. Fun way to get to know your students. Makes a cute back to school bulletin board too.