Erin: This bulletin board can be developed throughout the year to help students learn vocabulary. Once the students become familiar with learned prefixes, roots, and suffixes, they can continuously add more examples (leaves) throughout the year!
Synonym Sticks - book pockets with synonyms for commonly used words. Encourage students to use stronger words when writing. This idea could also work w/ classroom management - start the week with __ sticks - w/ each offense the student loses a stick.