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Vocabulary: General Vocabulary
Description
My seventh graders are now reading Call of the Wild. Jack Londons vocabulary is very rich. Each chapter has about a dozen words that are really foreign to the kids. After the first two chapters, I had the kids each choose a word and write a sentence using the word to show its meaning and then illustrate the sentence. I then have big flashcards to use to help them practice the meanings of the words before a quiz over them, and then I can put the papers up on the wall to continue to remind them. They love the activity and seem to more easily learn the meanings of the words.
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Very Useful and Effective
Reflection
This is the second time I have had the students incorporate illustrations in their vocabulary study. I am amazed at the difference it makes. I would highly recommend it to ANY class with unique vocabulary.
Subjects
The educator applied this strategy to the following subject areas:
English
Grade Level
The educator applied this strategy to the following grade levels:
Grade 7
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