I found the idea for a word collector on The Daily Café website and created one for use in my classroom. I use this word collector to record interesting vocabulary we encounter during classroom read-alouds. The words remain on display throughout the year to build student vocabulary and to increase their use of interesting words in writing and discussion. I love this and so do my students. When we are reading they will even tell me what words I should put on the collector. They get excited about it!
-In this product you will find all of the pieces you need to make a “Word Collector” poster for your classroom and a small copy you may give to students. I have included a picture of my “Word Collector” to serve as a model. I cut out my A-Z squares and my “Word Collector” letters and glued them to black butcher paper. Any bright color would look nice.