This is a graphic organizer for students to organize vocabulary words.
I use this for homework when we have heavy in-class work, and I don't want our weekly homework to be TOO involved; however, this could be utilized for beginning a new unit, studying, or review!
Directions for how my writers use their Vocab Banks: Students log vocabulary from any class or anywhere throughout the week. The idea is to "deposit" at least one word a day. Students then define each word, write the date they deposited the word, and then, under the "interest" column, students explain why they chose to deposit that word. On a separate sheet of paper, students use each word in a grade-level-appropriate sentence.