5 vocabulary words for the beginning of the school year with a relevant sentence.
I teach a word each day by giving the word and a definition, then the given sentence. I read the sentence and then the students read the sentence.
I had composition notebooks cut in half at a print shop so they are 5" H x 7.5" W. Students write the word on the top line, skip a line and write the sentence, skip another line and generate their own sentence using the new vocabulary word. Initially it is a mini-lesson and once it's routine it can be moved into a literacy center if you have them daily.