Some teachers call them spicy words, but I heard the term "Juicy" words and loved it right away. It makes me think of juicy, red strawberries, thus the theme of this freebie.
Have students record their favorite juicy words they run across during reading time. Then they have a reference to use during writing time instead of those tired words.
We know students learn vocabulary more easily when they also learn associated words like synonyms and antonyms. Illustrations the child composes themselves also help to build vocabulary connections. We also know that ELL students learn vocabulary more easily when a new word is anchored to the equivalent word in their native language.
This packet contains
*A juicy word journal to record interesting words discovered during independent or supported silent reading
*A modified Frayer model for recording the word, a friendly definition, synonyms and antonyms, and an illustration
*A modified Frayer model with all of the above and an additional space to record an equivalent word in their home/native language
SLPs: I use this with my groups all the time! As we explore books we record any phrases, idioms, or any other words that we think are interesting. We regularly revisit and go over these special vocabulary words. I even hand out strawberry scented stickers to the kids who spot the most interesting words that day. What fun!