I recently updated my Word of the Day set, adding coordinating clipart which helps to enhance understanding of each vocabulary word. While I worked on this, I also created a PowerPoint version of this set.
My fifth graders loved the Word of the Day last year. It was our opening for Word Study, during the last block of the day. I had the entire WOTD set printed out, but sometimes I would forget to swap the words out. (We all know how crazy those days can get!)
One day I decided to upload the file to my computer, so we could project it onto the screen. This was a huge help, especially for a few students with vision problems.
Usually several students would have to walk across the room in order to read it, record the definition and create their own context sentence for their notebook. This saved a ton of time!
As the weeks went on, we were studying how to use the context of a sentence to understand what a word means. I decided to incorporate this into the WOTD. I added in some boxes, covering up the word and the definition.
It was a humongous hit! The new interactive way of learning the word was a whole lot more engaging for all of us!
Each set (both ppt and printable version) contain the following:
Here are a few sample posters and slides from each of the four sets:
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