Corbett Harrison has inspired my teaching more than once. Some of you may know him from Writingfix.com. I receive emails and updates from him at least once a month and am about to share some news with you.
Vocabulary has been a focus this year at HGS for our work with literacy. Those of you who had a chance to attend either of the sessions I led on CODE will remember that I shared this reminder: our kids don't need to study volumes of vocabulary words, but instead they need to delve deeply into the words they're hearing and seeing...the "D" in CODE.
Harrison is a teacher and I am soooo going to use one of his ideas next year...all year. I invite you to as well. Here is a link to his ideas about students collecting and delving deeply into the words they collect. His site is a bit busy but WOW! It's worth a close read!