Tip: Focus Words on a Sticky
How do I do it?
As students write what they learned, on a post-it write 1-5 content vocabulary words you want individuals to use and stick the sticky on their desk where they can refer to it when they are writing.
Variations & Extensions
Make the list based on words you would like students to incorporate into their writing, for example, key vocabulary that is new terminology students need to practice. Differentiate instruction by writing sentence starters, key phrases, or troublesome words as a reference for students. Direct students to use the sticky note for adding terms and vocabulary to their personal dictionaries.
Common Core ELA Language Standard 6
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
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