Freebie and ELA Common Core vocabularyFriday, July 12, 2013
It's Friday and I'm staring into the last weekend before summer school starts on Monday! Yikes - summer is flying by. I'm loving every minute, but I need to figure out how to slow it down. Any ideas? While I wait on that magical "time slowing" fairy to appear, I'm linking up with Teaching Blog Addict's Freebie Friday. I've linked up my Freebie Math Word Wall Banner once before, but I've updated and added new graphics so I'm linking up Version 2.
Tonight I'm also announcing that my ELA Common Core Academic Vocabulary Word Wall Cards are complete. Whew! There are a LOT of vocabulary words in the Common Core - 195 cards to be exact. This baby took awhile but will be so worth it this year. I can't wait to get them printed, laminated, cut and ready to post throughout the year. Explicit teaching of academic vocabulary has never been a focal point of mine, so I'm making it one of my goals for this year. I created four sets. I'll be hanging the zebra black version in my room. But I also created a zebra white, chevron and polka dot version.
Soon I plan to post about how we set up our academic vocabulary folders. I've got a few Marzano inspired Freebies in the works for the next Freebie Friday, so stay tuned. Anyone else use academic vocabulary folders or notebooks? I'd love some more great ideas on how to improve our focus on academic vocabulary.
Posted by Melissa O'Bryan at 9:38 PM