Vocabulary Cartoon freebie and ELL strategies I do this with my students and it is a wonderful strategy for vocabulary comprehension.

Is Your Classroom ELL-Friendly?

Is Your Classroom ELL-Friendly? Use a vocabulary cartoon to support English language learners in an engaging way.

This activity is going to be for third grade students who will need scaffolding regarding the synonym square but who will use resources to find the definition of words in the third grade using the internet or a physical dictionary. This template is a general outline of what students should be working on while reading texts and finding new words they don't understand.  The template can be completed together with the teacher and used to assess where students are with their sentence writing.

Can be used like regular four square. Call out a vocab word . Student is responsible for giving the info for the word in heir square while tossing the all. Rotate to next square and repeat when new word is given. Continue until all words used.

Wordsift allows words to be listed by how common or rare they are. Allows for words to be listed in alphabetical order. Wordsift allows the user to click on words to view in an online visual thesaurus with dictionary, google  images, and word sentence placement.  No log in or email required.

Wordsift allows words to be listed by how common or rare they are. Allows for words to be listed in alphabetical order. Wordsift allows the user to click on words to view in an online visual thesaurus with dictionary, google images, and word sentence placement. No log in or email required.

Yep I've been a word junkie as long as I can remember...love stringing words together to make sentences .... sentences to make paragraphs ...paragraphs to make a story.

Yep, I've been a word junkie since childhood. We had a huge, heavy dictionary, with illustrations, that I adored. New words fascinated me. :-) Great gifts for writers.<<<< omg same I sadly can't bring my dictionary with me everywhere

Vilipend - 1. Definitions for vilipend to regard or treat as of little value or account. 2. to vilify; depreciate. Origin: Vilipend derives from the Latin terms vīlis meaning "cheap" and pendere meaning "to consider." It entered English in the 1400s.

Vilipend - Definitions for vilipend to regard or treat as of little value or account. Origin: Vilipend derives from the Latin terms vīlis meaning "cheap" and pendere meaning "to consider." It entered English in the

Dictionary.com’s Word of the Day - stiver - the smallest possible amount: not worth a stiver

the smallest possible amount: not worth a stiver; not a stiver of work.

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At our school we can’t say Friday without saying “Holla!”  Our principal started it 2 years ago on morning announcements.  You know that if you start something with 6 year olds it becomes one of the Ten Commandments you better be prepared to say it for the rest of the year!  Five for Friday #makethat6 #1 …

Five for Friday! Holla

ABC Order Lesson~ Try word stick centers. Write groups of words on Popsicle sticks, place each set of sticks in a separate container, and then have students sort words before writing them in the correct order. Use with word wall or sight words.

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