Do you need some new strategies to spice up your vocabulary instruction? This is just the resource you need! These are four tried-and-true strategies to deepen students understanding of vocabulary words. They are highly engaging and require higher level thinking, as well. The strategies are called, "Vocabulary Vignettes," "Classifying Conundrum," "Vocabulary Banter," and "Shades of Meaning." You can use and apply these strategies whenever you want, all throughout the school year. This resource includes a learning target, explicit teaching procedures, the graphic organizers and resources you'll need to use the strategy, and an explanation of how these strategies include higher levels of cognition, engagement, and opportunities for differentiation. You will LOVE these strategies.