When I loved up to 7th and 8th grade this year, I decided we would work through some SAT vocabulary words for our vocabulary this year. I found a book with SAT vocabulary words and divided the words into 12 lists. They have around 35-40 words per list. I am giving them about 3 weeks to work on each list.
I am most interested in their ability to understand the worlds in context and apply the words. For this month, I decided I wanted to give them some creative options for using their words in writing assignments. (There are less opportunities for thematic, seasonal assignments in middle school). I created a vocabulary menu to be made with any vocabulary or spelling list. I love choice menus! They turn in their assignments today, so I am excited to see what they came up with. Click HERE to get a copy.
What do you use to give your students choice in applying their spelling or vocabulary words?