Do you find a new vocabulary word each day to teach your students? Vocabulary enrichment is an important part of each day, in any classroom. It is a great management tool as well. In my room, the word of the day is the word used to set students in motion for any activity. Students don't move for any activity until they have received directions and then heard the word of the day.
This pack includes words, definitions, parts of speech, and a sentence example for EVERY day of the school year. Special weeks, like Thanksgiving and the week before Winter Break have holiday themed vocabulary to go right along with your fun activities.
List of the words included: welcome essential respectful communication responsibility fringe mire quest zest wince lavish frenzy merit bicker flippant litigate emulate swine quench emit nigh poach quaint span arbor plausible drawl wallow wicked pivot squander deem mercer yearn fatigue quarantine petite scold obligate prong covet scorn whorl brook moonshine monogram decal production collage arena spurt kin hail coax indicator inquiry reinforcement originality associated conjecture complimentary realistic periodically recollection critique colonists native tradition cornucopia thankful ascend feeble nonchalant exasperate aroma revert saunter obsolete excavate shabby Yuletide resolution tiding poinsettia celebrate gorge bungle exult petrify captivity astonishment industrious convert exertion envy sparse monarch deprive valiant abolish ludicrous withdraw ambiguity distress shallow oasis reign perish pretentious enlightenment juxtaposition contrived weary mock sole asinine humble colloquial criterion vast paradox dusk disclose loquacious dialect legacy comprehension alias influential read arrest noble host epiphany diction frigid plentiful compensate absurd seldom monologue immense summit eager tempestuous taunt antebellum apparent solidarity crave drive endure attainment dedication ambition momentum vision focus perseverance knowledge ubiquitous evade thrifty nominal sever formative pardon hazy peculiar ostentatious holistic pneumonic bland squalor mischief vernacular epitome illuminate conundrum minor sardonic didactic discombobulate pseudonym paradigm accomplishments memories summer