If you're looking for new ways to help your students learn their vocabulary, this is extremely effective. I have enclosed a Graphic Organizer that can be used with any reading passage, book, magazine article, you name it. I have also included specific instructions on how to use it. This is a pre-reading activity, done to help your students actually learn and know the vocabulary before reading. Students comprehension is better and their confidence increases before you even begin reading. Student work with the words first with you, then create stories using the words. We usually do that the first day, then when we meet again, we share our stories to refresh our knowledge of the the words, then read the story. The love listening to their group members' stories.