*searching for words in magazines, newspapers and to go menus and bringing in those words to share with the class
*searching for words in their JR (just right) book and tabbing them
*building word jars
*sorting words (picture to the left)
*transfer the focus words to their writer's notebook
*writing STRONG comments @wonderopolis
*sharing words with the class from newspaper articles (especially OSU
*noticing words in the poems we share on Poetry Friday
*writing poetry with their new words
*connecting Wonder Wednesday with dinner conversations
*building word walls with my students
Connecting word study with science and social studies.
The best part of playing with words is when the students make the transfer to their writing and the words become their own!