DIY Vocabulary is a great way to have students increase their vocabulary without it seeming like a ton of hard work. Rather than have students simply memorize the spellings and definitions of new words, give them a chance to choose their own words (this product asks students to access an SAT vocab prep website), present words to the class, use the words outside of the classroom (or at least “fake you out” convincingly). Using these activities before a quiz (or in place of one) will help to ensure that students retain the great new words they learn. Your students will love it!
Step by step instructions
3 Graphic organizers, including DIY: Word Search, Vocabulary Battle (chart to use while playing a fun learning game), and DIY Vocab Challenge (using words in the real world).
Can be altered easily to fit any grade level (and any 15 vocabulary words).