At the start of the school year I ask my students to 'Adopt a word' and share it with the class.

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Sameena Rizavi

Procedure

  • I give my students templates with headings:
    Word Meaning Part of speech Example of usage
           
  • The students choose a word that they would like to adopt and do some research on it using the template above.
  • Each student then gives a short presentation on his or her adopted word until all the class has had a chance.
  • The words are then stuck to a large paper chart on the wall.
  • This activity carries on the entire year with students sharing more and more words.
  • In between we have quizzes about the new words. The students greatly enjoy contributing words, researching and presenting.
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