Once a month I choose 5 vocabulary words of the 20 we have done and explored during our vocabulary lessons in class. We do 4 per week. I use this to assess their knowledge of the words we have learned and to identify who has retained the information (part of speech, meaning and especially who has remembered how to use the word properly in conversation or a sentence). The goal is to increase their overall vocabulary. This activity is used without a dictionary, as they had to study in advance. However our weekly 4 words, students use the resources we have to find the meaning etc...of each word. You may use this activity in whatever way works for your students.