My Word of the Day Journal was created to incorporate the vocabulary words from our reading unit. By having the students take an active part in writing a word each day, it made them more accountable for understanding the word and its usage. I also used my "Word of the Day" as a transitional word, that I would say, when we would transition from one activity to the next. By the end of the day the students new the meaning, how to use it in a sentence, a synonym and it's part of speech. Vocabulary Assessments at the end of our reading unit were not an issue for my students because they were so familiar with each of the words.