Students can write text messages to practice their vocabulary. Here are the templates for the text messages along with an example.
The PowerPoint contains an example, the blank screenshots-- 2 screens on 1 page, the screen full sized, and full sized with lines
This could be for homework or in a center. I recommend direct instruction first when introducing this, especially if you are expecting students to put context clues in the text messages.
Read about it on my blog: http://adventurasinfourth.blogspot.com/2015/04/text-message-vocabulary-practice.html
The text messages look like an iPhone, since that is what I have :) Students can also create these text message screenshots on the computer at ifaketext.com