The Wild Word Vocabulary strategies offer a learning-styles approach in mastering new vocabulary. It has been effectively used with sixth grade, and is appropriate for all middle level students. Students are asked to apply researched-based skills by predicting, pronouncing, paraphrasing definitions, visualizing, and most importantly, making mnemonic connections. The grid template allows for six vocabulary words, with steps to follow listed on the top of the sheet. A sample grid is provided and a word document for computer use. The teacher may assign specific words, or students may independently choose unique vocabulary from their literature.
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