RE: Vocab Journals
Thu Jul 18, 2013 00:52

I do something similar to your vocabulary four square. I call it a word web (the original idea I got it from it looked like a web but it is easier and more roomie to split or fold the paper into fourths). I have the kids write the word in the center of the page and then they write a definition in their own words as they understand it, then they draw a picture in the next box, a third box is for synonyms/antonyms OR examples/non-examples, and then a sentence using the word in order to convey the meaning goes in the fourth box. It is a simple yet effective strategy and it gets kids really thinking about the word, especially when they are having to come up with a picture or synonyms or examples.

  • Vocabulary Journals - Robyn Pickering, Wed Jul 17 20:29
    I've never done vocabulary journals, but I have done a tech version of the Rosenbaum organizer on Glogster. Students are able to illustrate their word that way. I've also done a paper version where... more
    • Vocabulary-Interactive Notebook - Cindi, Sat Jul 20 12:14
      I helped my daughter create an interactive notebook for learning vocabulary this past year. It was a wonderful learning tool for her. We will be doing it again this year, for sure. Interactive... more
    • Re:Robyn - Heather Fisher, Thu Jul 18 09:42
      I love it! Thanks for the ideas and for making vocabulary fun!
    • RE: Vocab Journals - lohrmk, Thu Jul 18 00:52
    • Re: Vocabulary Journals - Brittany McDaniel, Wed Jul 17 20:45
      Those are good ideas. I have been looking for some good vocabulary activities to use with my 5th graders.
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