40 activities are included to help build vocabulary development. Activities include: Thinking Through Words and Things; A Writing Pattern; Phonemic Awareness; A Word a Day; Word Sort; Vocabulary Graphic Organizer; Abstract Words; What Makes a Hero; Words in Words, and five patterns of Sentence Building.
Independent Literacy Projects for Gifted and High-Ability Students – Each two-page Exploration provides students an opportunity to dig deeply into an interesting extension topic tied to national standards. Thoughtful, rigorous “Important Questions” direct the study and are incorporated into the project. Each Exploration guides the student through the research process and project completion.