Every now and then I scan Pinterest for creative educational ideas for middle school. Every now and then I stumble upon pure brilliance. Like this:
I don’t want to give my girls a list of words to look up and memorize. I want them to find joy in words and be able to do more than simply memorize and recite them or use them in a sentence to score a grade on a vocabulary test. My goal is to make these words part of their daily vocabulary.
Last year we began a vocabulary journal using the personification method. The words come Word Smart, published by the Princeton Review.
Here is a peek into Lilah’s journal:
*I am aware that there are spelling and grammatical errors in her journal. We have addressed this and her journal entries for 2013-2014 are error free!