Vocabulary Strategies ~ Freebie day!

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One of the biggest challenges that my students face on the upcoming state test is vocabulary.  I have tried just about every trick in the book to work on this.  

We are poised to read Catching Fire as I received a grant for books from our school's PTSO after my kids actually asked to read it.  (Yes, I am thoroughly ecstatic that they want to read!) 

However, there is some vocabulary to work through...

First, we will use relevant vocabulary from our text.  
I/we have also enjoyed using the Strategic Instruction Model LINCing strategy this year.  

This is a researched strategy from the University of Kansas that honestly works but is better for short stories.  This strategy can be somewhat time-consuming when working through a novel.

So, here's what I have come up with for our novel study instead:

This is included in my new book - Acing the Big Test, Think like a Champion!  It's a story that's all about looking at the Big Test as if it were a championship.  It includes study tips, comprehension and reading skills questions, mentor sentence plans, reading skills quick reference guide with a foldable AND vocabulary - using the chart above.

You can enter to win a pdf copy below but in the meantime, you can get a free copy of the vocabulary chart  HERE from Google Docs.  

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  1. What an interesting vocabulary strategy! I like the way that it differentiates and also allows you to do a quick needs assessment.
    Thanks for sharing at Manic Monday!

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