Are you looking for a fun, fresh way to teach vocabulary words that is aligned to quality text and to the Common Core? I've used the free resource of the Utah First Vocabulary Text Talk lessons
(which are based on the book Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction by Isabel Beck and Margaret McKeown) which we use at our school to teach Tier 2 vocabulary. For each text talk lesson (based on a popular text) I've created vocabulary word cards (to use while teaching the words to the students), vocabulary wall posters (to anchor the learning once the lesson is over and you want students to continue to know and use this word), and student pages for each text (which you can use immediately after the lesson, later, for morning work, for homework or to start a Text Talk Vocabulary Folder...using a 3 prong folder). Pictures and directions are included. There are enough lessons here to teach a year's worth of Tier 2 vocabulary words. These lessons are also great to leave for a sub to do. Easy to read, easy to understand. Please click on the preview above to get a glimpse of what is included in this hefty bundle.