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Mystery Word of the Week Freebie to Boost Vocabulary Word Work

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2nd - 6th
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  1. Boost Vocabulary with little prep work! Use the Mystery Word of the Week clues to spark discussion of words in a few minutes per day. Each of the 90 Mystery Word of the Week has 4 daily clue posters and the "answer" poster for Fridays. Daily clues include synonyms, antonyms, using the word in a sent
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Want to boost the vocabulary of an entire class in a few minutes a day with little prep work? Use the Mystery Word of the Week clues to spark daily discussions of words. This classroom-tested and teacher-friendly word work routine helps build robust vocabularies, which helps boost test scores, too!

I created this activity to make words engaging, interesting, and still attainable for all members of the classroom. I originally used this strategy during morning meetings, but it can really be used at any point of the day. I've used it for an interactive bulletin board, posted the Mystery Word of the Week as a challenge, projected the daily clue for bell-ringer work, and included this in Work on Words during Daily 5. The differentiation is endless.

1 free week to try in your classroom!! Perfect at the beginning of the school year or anytime as a quick and easy way to improve vocabulary. This is one week from my easy and effective Mystery Word of the Week monthly sets. http://bit.ly/mysterywordsets

If you worry about repeating yourself with the same words next year, my bundle has enough to last two years. Mystery Word of the Week Bundle {Every Mystery Word}. http://bit.ly/mysterywords

Each Vocabulary Word of the Week has daily clue posters and the "answer" poster for Fridays. Daily clues include synonyms, antonyms, using the word in a sentence, and describing the number of letters/beginning letter.

{Click here to download free Mystery Word of the Week recording sheets that are open-ended, so you can use them with any MW of the Wk!} http://bit.ly/mwrecordingsheets

For a closer look, click here to view a quick video. {Youtube link}

Instead of charging for this resource, I'm asking for feedback. If you enjoy this free download, please let others know through feedback, pinning on Pinterest, or sharing on social media. Thanks!!

~Jen Sykes


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Thank you for looking! Jen Sykes, Hello Mrs Sykes

Total Pages
10 pages
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1 Week
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