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Helpful Vocabulary Words For Essays
In my classroom, once we have personified several language arts vocabulary words in the writer's notebook, I have students "reserve" a page where they will eventually personify three vocabulary words they learn, one from science class, one from math class, and one from social studies class. I usually give them a deadline of three weeks to finish this W.A.C. task. I, of course, have to remind them repeatedly that they have this task coming up, and I require them to share possible ideas about W.A.C. vocabulary words with each other during my language arts time. In my case, it is also helpful to let my science, math, and history colleagues know we are doing this; that way, they can prompt the students with "Do you think any of these new words might be personified for your assignment in Language Arts?"
IELTS writing vocabulary for band 9 essay
In one of Barry Lane's best books----the author has a great assignment called the "Wacky Fashion Show," where students not only personify vocabulary, but they also turn their words into "models" walking down a runway at a fashion show. Students create the script for the announcer at the fashion show who is describing the models' outfits but also using verbs and adjectives that are related to the vocabulary words' meanings.
Kindergarten Vocabulary Words -ENCHANTED …
If you don't have PowerPoint, you can click for the PDF version, but you're missing out on the animations I've put in to maximize discussions among your students as they learn a bit more about personification and some great vocabulary words.
First Grade Vocabulary Words -ENCHANTED LEARNING …
Ralph Fletcher, in his suggests that students record and celebrate interesting words they really like in their writer's notebooks. I have always thought this was a good idea, and designing this lesson gave me a new way to celebrate vocabulary: personifying it. For this notebook page, I ask students to think of interesting vocabulary words they know and really like, based on the meaning, based on sound of the word, or based on a personal experience with the word. My two favorite words are defenestrate (because of its meaning) and cacophonous (because of its sound). My teacher model (see below) celebrates these two words in a creative way, which I think Ralph Fletcher would agree when I claim, "This is an excellent way to celebrate vocabulary words uniquely in one's writer's notebook."