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Quick, Easy and Fun Alliteration Activity

Blending a love of words with a delicious ice cream cone makes this alliteration activity instantly have everyone smiling and wordsmith-ing away. Tips, tricks and ready to use resources for your classroom and hybrid/remote learning.

Say Hello to the Virtual Word Web

Research shows that vocabulary words are more likely to stick when students can relate the word to a visual representation. This could be a picture, drawing or symbol. Learn how to use different digital tools to make virtual word webs for all!

Easy Character Trait Vocabulary Activities

Focusing on character trait vocabulary in elementary school is essential. Learn some easy activities you can implement for low investment and high return. Plus, get some great ideas for what character trait words match with the books you already have in your classroom library.

The Whimsical Word Collector

In the Word Collector by Peter Reynolds, Jerome has a wonderful imagination. Use his love of words in your interactive read aloud to promote word learning in your classroom with these easy to use activities!

Making Our Word Wall Come Alive

Celebrate a year of word learning by supporting students to create stop motion animation videos themed around your classroom word wall words. You only need clay, an iPad and your imagination!

Character Trait Words of the Week

Meaningful vocabulary will help to strengthen your students’ reading comprehension, writing skills and conversations. Introduce three Tier II vocabulary words with there interactive read alouds and printable resources for your elementary classroom.

Interactive Vocabulary Notebooks

Using interactive vocabulary notebooks with students is a great way to keep word learning organized, consistent and engaging! Start with Tier II vocabulary words and then consider incorporating content specific words as well.

Word Conscious Economists

As elementary school teachers every minute of the school day is precious. We have so many standards to meet from September to June. Any chance we get it’s important to combine literacy learning into the content areas of social studies and science. My favorite way to do this is through my interactive read aloud time.Continue reading “Word Conscious Economists”

Teaching Election Buzz Words

I am a big supporter of the magazine Time for Kids. They have sophisticated, kid friendly, current events articles at a variety of reading levels. For the last election, I used TFK to introduce election specific vocabulary!

Intermediate Word Walls

As September rolls around it’s important to setup your classroom with word learning in mind. The easiest way to foster a word conscious environment is to create a word wall in your classroom. Many primary teachers use word walls to display sight words that students are learning and trying to remember. Although upper elementary teachersContinue reading “Intermediate Word Walls”

Welcome to Vocabulicious!

This is a blog by teachers for teachers. Posts will be focused around creating a Word Conscious environment in classrooms all over the country. Teachers K-12 will be able to learn, connect and share new ideas relating to vocabulary lessons and activities.

About the Author

Hi, I’m Liz! Previously a 4th & 5th grade teacher, I became an instructional coach 2.5 years ago for an educational technology company that specializes in language & literacy. When I’m not supporting teachers you can find me reading, hiking or indoor cycling!

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