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Today I gave my students a vocabulary list for the book Crash by Jerry Spinelli. I then assigned a word to each student. I asked them to look up the definition and come up with their own definition. Then they were to come up with synonyms using the thesaurus. After looking up words, creating definitions and synoyms, they were to come up with a sentence that will knock my socks off. I gave them 15 minutes to complete this task. Once finished we went around the room going over their definitions, synoyms, and sentences. If a student didn’t understand a word, we would give more synoyms for that particular word. While the students orally said their word, definition, synonym, and sentence, the other students wrote down the synonyms for all of the words. We are going to review our words tomorrow with vocabulary charades. I can’t wait!