Teaching Vocabulary II

Yesterday I reposted about one method I use with vocabulary, particularly focusing on the sharing of pictures and sentences with each word. I took a few pictures of the drawings on the white board. Here they are:

Can you tell one of my girls drew this one?


I’m always amazed how much can be discerned from stick figures, like the one below.


Bob had a close call below.


5 thoughts on “Teaching Vocabulary II

  1. Melissa

    I have been struggling with ways to make vocabulary engaging as well as thoroughly integrated in my class. I hate feeling like we drive by it and never touch it again, but it is often first to fall by the wayside, as I’d rather focus on the standards and the literature itself.

    However I liked the ideas in your last post and am going to try to incorporate more of those aspects. I think that some of my lowerlevel students would like the drawing idea.

    One thing I’d like to do eventually is have a bulletin board of vocabulary words found in real life – from newspapers, magazines, online, etc.

  2. drpezz Post author

    I like pinning up political cartoons with literary allusions and entertainment articles with the vocabulary words. The kids will actually read those. 🙂

    You know, my upper level students like drawing the words as well. In most of my classes the students rush to class on the drawing days to draw a word. It’s funny to see how excited they get to participate.

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  5. Cathy Busby


    I liked your idea of putting the words, drawings, and sentences on the white board. I have been doing our stems by having the kids make individual flashcards with drawings, but I like the idea that each student has to get up and provide the class with information.


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