Last month I said I would provide an update on my Robust Vocabulary Instruction. So far, it is going really well. The students seem to be retaining more information about the words than previous years, but time will tell, so expect more updates (especially when I have some concrete data)! This is one more element I've added: Vocabulary VIP. Students get the opportunity to listen and use the words we're working on outside of class. They bring back a word deposit slip, and we graph it. The first one to get to 24 words becomes a VIP, and they get to sit in the teacher's chair all week, and they get an ice cold water bottle when they walk in the door. Above this student found the word "summary" in his GTA (Grand Theft Auto?) video game. I'm including the graph and word deposit slips below for your use. Hope your school year is going wonderfully!
Ms. Young is a teacher who wants to keep a record of what works!