Vocabulary is a huge part of reading and this activity is perfect for practicing those weekly vocabulary words. You can use this Picture It! Vocabulary template in a variety of ways, but I like to "play" Quick Draws:
How to Use Quick Draws in your classroom:
After reviewing each vocabulary word, have students write each word in the smaller box on the template. Then, start with the first word and give 20 seconds of brainstorm time. During this time, eyes are closed and students are thinking about how they want to illustrate the word. When the brainstorming 29 seconds are up, set the timer for 1 minute. Students have one minute to illustrate the vocabulary word. Repeat the steps for each of the voc words.
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