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Dr. Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Monday Mean-O! Vocabulary Fun!

This is a fun way to support vocabulary development.

1) Collect words that students are struggling to understand throughout the week; share the meaning, use them in a sentence, etc, and add them to a 'New Words' list (for example, students can put a word they're struggling with on PostIts, or teachers can add them).

2) At the end of the week, review the words, and make up sheets of 6, 9, or 16 words, depending on your students.  See a sample list below (these words are collected from the book Hatchet, as abridged by Maureen D and shared at:  Tarheel Reader )

Note:  Make at lest 2 versions, with words in different places.
 3) Now play 'Mean-O'.  It's basically bingo, but calling out word meanings instead of word labels.  

4) Remember:  use the 'Musselwhite Bingo' approach:
1 Bingo = Bingo
2 Bingos = Tingo
3 Bingos = Thringo

See this post for full explanation:

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