This Journeys vocabulary packet can be used several ways. The words are divided up into approximately 4 nine weeks sets.
I send home a binded copy home at the beginning of the year so parents know what vocabulary words their children are required to know by the end of the year. I also keep a few extras handy for conferences when parents ask what they can do to help their child at home.
Parents can use the checklist to see what words their child knows and cut out the cards for practice.
In the classroom I use the checklist as an assessment tool throughout the year as needed. This is especially useful for parent conferences or other cases when documention is needed. I can quickly show growth through the year and show parents what needs to be worked on.