Concept Circles are an effective tool you can add to your literacy toolbox. C.O.D.E. suggests we ask students to delve deeply into new word learning and Concept Circles can offer that kind of deep learning.
Here is a link with info explaining this strategy and also will find the PDF for CC's on this link. I've included a file to download on HGS Announcements. I plan to use this weekly for words students will be collecting on Vocabulary Bookmarks and adding to their personal Word Walls.