Here is an easy way to record new words, their meanings, and a simple image. Each time you read to your classes begin a list of new words. Place them on an enlarged version of this template, use under a document camera, or simply post after you have collected and discussed the terms. Then students are also encouraged to record the terms on one of the templates given. They simply fill in the word, meaning and their own image, then clip and paste in their journals. In no time students will have gathered quite a few terms.
These terms should then be used in their writings!