Vocabulary Word Wall
A few months into this school year I talked with a 4th grade teacher in my school district about the different things she was doing in her classroom with the Scott Foresman Reading Street program that we are in the 3rd year of using. One of the things that I “borrowed” from her is an idea on how to emphasize the vocabulary for each story. There are usually about 4-7 vocabulary words with each story. After introducing them at the beginning of the unit(story) I write them on sentence strips and give 1-2 words to each group. They have to discuss the meaning of the word, make a sentence with the word, and state what part of speech the word belongs to. We then share as a whole class. NOTE: I always make them use a sentence that would help the reader/listener know the meaning of the word (I encourage complex sentences). 🙂 We then put the word cards on our “Parts of Speech” word wall. Here are a couple of pictures of what our word wall looks like this year.