Word Study doesn't have to be difficult in the upper elementary grades! Simply post a "Word of the Week" or "Word of the Day" at the beginning of the week/day and let the students do the rest! A great resource for developing students' vocabularies without much of any prep!
I post a word on the board on Monday and allow students to work on completing their Word Study throughout the week for morning work, early finishers, etc. Students may then hand in their completed work on Friday! Simple, yet effective way to sneak in vocabulary study into any classroom routine!