vocabulary

Fall and Thanksgiving word banks

Fall and Thanksgiving word banks

With fall in the air and Thanksgiving just around the corner, now’s the time to encourage seasonal and holiday-themed writing.

Make a picture dictionary

Make a picture dictionary

Invite your younger children to make a picture dictionary. It builds vocabulary and targets spelling words!

Spring word bank

Spring word bank

Motivate your kids to describe the season of spring with fresh new color and pizzazz!

5 top vocabulary-building apps

5 top vocabulary-building apps

BECAUSE WE associate smartphones with texting, it's easy to boil smartphone vocabulary down to a bunch of LOLs and BRBs. While that may be the case in the text-messaging world, it shouldn't give the handy phones a bad reputation as a whole. There are tons of...

A cat weighs in on word walls

Humphrey the Cat belongs to author Nancy I. Sanders. he has his own writing blog, Writing According to Humphrey, where he shares helpful writing tips. From time to time, I'll feature some of his articles here (with permission from Nancy, of course). Today we get to...

Christmas Word Bank, Part 2: Ho! Ho! Ho!

Last time, I gave you a Christmas word bank centered on the birth of Jesus and the traditional Christmas story. Now you can enjoy yet another holiday word bank (or several, when divided into categories), perfect for those jingle-jolly creative writing activities,...

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