I developed the "20 for 20 Challenge" to help my students (who are not big readers) begin to develop their severely lacking vocabulary knowledge.
We spent 20 days learning 20 new words in a variety of ways. We completed daily activities that
After reading a 3 part story (post-apocalyptic, zombies) from ReadWorks.org together (The Run, Refueling, Searching for Survivors), students wrote the fourth and final part of the story for their end of 6 weeks final project.
Their writing needed