Writing Vocabulary Stories
November 09, 2008
"To build on vocabulary, I place important and new words from the next novel we are about to begin on the board. We take a few days to define and use them in creating our own short stories. I never tell the students the title of the book we will be reading until each student has created his own short story. They are always excited in finding the words and seeing how the author used the words in his novel. The result is better focus on reading for meaning."