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Friday, August 31, 2012

The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash

One of the features of our SIOP training was making sure to add visuals to our lessons. On Monday one of the activities I left for the sub was to read the book The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash and find new vocabulary words.

When I returned Monday afternoon, to check on my class, I found 2 words: Wash and Boa Constrictor.

Fortunately, they had found the words and had defined them with original definitions, but that won't be enough for the project I have planned! So, we reread the story today and found a plethora or new words!

The original poster- good definitions!

Our newest editions of words:

I had fun getting my students to explain that the word "duck" has nothing to do with the animal. They explained it was a verb, something to do, and they modeled it for me. :)

My plans- turn the vocabulary into picture vocabulary mini word walls! In other words: words and definitions, with pictures, cut out and pasted into a file folder for students to use in their writing.

If you'd like a copy of the Mini Word Wall to make for your class, you can download it {HERE}

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