This summer we will be reading Word Nerds by Brenda J. Overturf. I have already started reading it and LOVE it! It is all about promoting and learning vocabulary in a fun, new way that your students will retain, even after the test. One of the things I love best is that this is not only a book for ELA teachers but Math, Science, and Social Studies as well! Any subject where you use vocab, you can use these ideas!
Now you might have noticed that I said "we will be reading..." That's right! I have some wonderful blogging buds that are going to be hosting certain chapters! Whenever you see this ridiculously cute button (thank you Megan from A Bird in Hand Designs), you'll know that someone has written a review or has a great vocabulary centered activity based on this book study.
Every Thursday, starting next week, I will be posting my thoughts on the chapter and sending you over to our hosts to see what they have to think! There will also be a linky party each week where you can link up your own thoughts or ideas for that chapter. Some of you might want to have the book in hand (like me) or might not be able to do that right now. No worries! You can still follow along by reading the book online from Stenhouse Publishing. The WHOLE book can be viewed even though it says "Preview Online." LOVE IT!
Here is our line up of our wonderful bloggers who are hosting chapters. Please click on their button to check out their amazing blogs!
Chapter 1 - What's the Big Deal About Vocabulary Instruction?
Chapter 2 - Classrooms that Foster Word Confidence
Misty from Think, Wonder, and Teach
Raye from The Caffeinated Teacher
Chapter 3 - Making Introductions
Jessica from Joy in the Journey
Kaitlyn from Smiles and Sunshine
Chapter 4 - Squeezing the Juicy Words: Adding Synonyms and Antonyms
Kelly from Koonce's Korner
Chapter 5 - Active Vocabulary Practice
Holly from Fourth Grade Flipper
Jen from Diving into Learning
Chapter 6 - Celebrating to Validate
Jen from Teaching, Life, and Everything in Between
Chapter 7 - Spreading Vocabulary Wings
Shannon from I Run Read Teach
Alison from Eberopolis
Chapter 8 - Learning Through Assessment
Tamara from Mrs. Russell's Room
I can't wait to get this started next Thursday!!! Please feel free to join in at ANY time with your comments or ideas! Don't forget to get your copy of the book or read the online version along with us :o)