Looking for a way to implement the Common Core Standards for Language? This is it! After a year of tweaking, this is a way for students to organize and manipulate new words and phrases they find in their reading. I give my students a month to complete one sheet; they pull it out each day during reading time. I also do check ins with them halfway through to work on issues and clarify any confusion. So far, I see vast improvements on their understanding of concepts such as "distinguishing connotation of words!"